If you took Zofran while you were pregnant and your baby was born with defects, you may have a claim against the manufacturers of the drug. Defective drug lawsuits regarding he anti-nausea drug Zofran have been filed throughout the United States. In recent news, 224 separate lawsuits have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case in the US District Court of Massachusetts. In a move to make it easier for parents whose child has been injured by the drug Zofran to file lawsuits against the drug manufacturer, the court ruled that parents do not need to file a lawsuit in their home state first before joining the MDL in Massachusetts. Parents can file a Zofran lawsuit directly in the Massachusetts courts to join the MDL. This should streamline process of filing a Zofran lawsuit.
Zofran Lawsuits Being Filed After Association with Birth Defects
Zofran was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an anti-nausea medication for use in chemotherapy patients and some surgical patients. The drug was never tested on nor approved for use by pregnant women. At the time GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) began marketing Zofran as an anti-nausea mediation, there was not a mediation on the market designed to treat NVP (nausea and vomiting for pregnancy). Lawsuits allege that GSK began to illegally market Zofran to the roughly 80% of pregnant women who suffer from NVP. However, the drug manufacturer failed to warn the patients or doctors of the potential for dangerous side effects of taking the drug, namely birth defects.
The birth defects that have been associated with use of Zofran during pregnancy include:
- Heart defects
- Skeletal abnormalities
- Kidney malformation
- Cleft palate and/or cleft lip
The use of Zofran during pregnancy has also been related to fetal death.
Has Your Baby Been Injured by the Drug Zofran?
If you believe that your baby suffered birth defects because you took the drug Zofran during pregnancy, you may have a claim against the drug manufacturer but you must act quickly. You only have a limited amount of time to file a defective drug lawsuit against GSK for damages.
Pennsylvania Defective Drug Attorneys
Contact the experienced defective drug attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC for a free consultation. Our experienced Zofran lawsuit attorneys will review your case to determine if a Zofran lawsuit is the best way for you to receive compensation for the damages caused to you and to your child by a greedy drug manufacturer that rushed a product to market before fully testing the product to determine if it was safe its intended use.
Free Consultation For Those Who Took Zofran During Pregnancy
You are not required to pay anything up front for our services - you do not pay until and unless we win a settlement on your behalf so there is nothing for you to lose. Let our Zofran attorneys work on your behalf and on the behalf of your child to hold GSK responsible for its reckless and negligent acts. Contact Handler Henning & Rosenberg by calling for your free Zofran consultation.