Zofran/Ondansetron Injury Lawyers
Fighting Back Against Birth Defects & Other Complications
Zofran is the name brand of the molecular compound Ondansetron. Zofran is prescribed for the purpose of relieving extreme nausea. Sometimes, this nausea that needs to be treated is due to cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, but it is most commonly a side effect of pregnancy.
While Zofran is widely considered a safe drug, and even deemed essential by the World Health Organization, it can cause very serious birth defects when it is used to treat a carrying mother’s nausea. Contact our Pennsylvania defective drug attorneys today if this happened to your child. Help is available.
Potential Complications with Zofran
Manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline, has recently been held accountable for failure to warn of the potential damages the drug can cause to developing infants in the womb.
Serious birth defects that can be linked to Zofran use include:
- Structural heart defects
- Cleft palates
- Cleft lips
- Missing kidneys
- Deformed kidneys
Most, if not all, of these conditions have the potential to cause an early fatality in a young infant or an altered, difficult way of life going forward. These children, as well as their families, deserve significant compensation.
What You May Be Able to Recover
Because these damages are not minor or temporary, families forced to suffer them may be able to recover a wide range of compensation. While they do not reverse the damages, they allow for the help your child needs.
If your child suffered a birth injury from your Zofran prescription, you may be able to recover:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Specialized care
- Wrongful death
- Physical impairment
Call (888) 498-3023 to speak with our Pennsylvania defective drug attorneys about your options in a free consultation.