Women Were Not Warned Of Zofran Birth Defects

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Several numbers of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers (GlaxoSmithKline) of Zofran over the safety of the drug. Mothers, families and children who have been injured by Zofran use and have birth defects such as congenital malformations have taken manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline to court for marketing the drug to ladies during pregnancy without the approval of FDA (Food & Drug Administration) which is considered as “off-label. There are numbers of study done by the researchers because of the controversial side effects of Zofran. The study indicates that there is a high risk of Congenital Malformations from Zofran during pregnancy. The severe adverse events from Zofran during pregnancy includes; Cleft Palate, Kidney malformation, Congenital heart defects, Facial Dysmorphia, Skeletal defects, Stillbirth, Hearing Loss, Fetal growth restriction, Webbed Toes and Inguinal Hernia.

As of now more than 400 Zofran lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court; District of Massachusetts alleging that manufacturer failed to determine safety risks before selling Zofran and did not have safety concern before offering the drug to the public. The lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.  Mothers are accusing GlaxoSmithKline of marketing Zofran to obstetricians and gynecologists as a morning sickness treatment – despite proper scientific evidence that the nausea drug may cause child birth defects. Parents say they would never have exposed their unborn babies to the drug if they had known about the risks. In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $3billion in criminal and civil penalties to settle Department of Justice allegations that the company had promoted Zofran for off-label use in pregnant women and had bribed physicians and encouraging the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children. It also alleged that GlaxoSmithKline was paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed Zofran.

Acquiring compensation from the Zofran class-action lawsuit isn’t as important to any mother as revealing the dangerous consequence of the drug to the Public. Zofran lawsuits are being filed because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only approved this drug for treatment of nausea in patients recovering from surgery or chemotherapy. It was not approved as a drug for morning sickness during pregnancy. However, Doctors are still prescribing Zofran to pregnant women. The new guidelines for treating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy published by the expert’s states that Zofran should be the last option to treat morning sickness. The manufacturer withheld mounting evidence of the drug’s potential to harm developing babies from doctors, patients and the general public. The key to help women is spreading the information about the drug, and promoting awareness as much as possible.

If you took Zofran during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a heart defect, club foot, or cleft lip or palate, Contact for free case review. Families or children injured due to the use of Zofran by mother during pregnancy are eligible to get compensation for damage or loss caused due to this medication use. We have an experience attorneys group who specifically specializes in cases involving dangerous prescription drugs and evaluate your case free of cost unless we win the case. You have the legal right to be compensated for your losses.






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