Zofran Side Effects: Heart Attack Risks
Zofran, the brand name for the nausea reduction medication Ondansetron, has been linked to yet another life threatening side effect. Zofran was developed and manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and was first prescribed, off label, for patients suffering from severe nausea and vomiting caused by morning sickness, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. It wasn’t long, though, before the medication was tied to birth defects in babies born to mothers treated with the drug during pregnancy, severe diarrhea, headaches, sleepiness, and other side effects. Now, recent studies have linked Zofran to an increased risk of heart attacks.
One such study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine found that Zofran had the potential of inducing abnormal and potentially fatal arrhythmias. Arrhythmias occur when the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. Arrhythmias can lead to heart failure and heart attacks.
If you were prescribed Zofran and have since had a heart attack or developed any adverse heart condition, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. To find out if you have a viable Zofran injury claim, you will need to speak with a skilled Zofran attorney. The legal team at Farah & Farah can represent you and build a strong case on your behalf. Pharmaceutical corporations have deep pockets and armies of lawyers to represent them. To have a successful medication injury claim, you will need strong representation also. Call our offices today for a free consultation at (800) 533-3555.
Compensation for Damages in a Zofran Injury Claim
If you have suffered side effects from being treated with Zofran or another medication containing Ondansetron, you may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:
- Current medical bills
- Costs of future medical treatments related to your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury or disability
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Household and vehicle modifications if needed
- Lost wages
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Reduced earning capacity
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
- Punitive Damages
Compensation for Wrongful Death Damages
If a heart condition due to Zofran use has claimed the life of a loved one, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for any of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits)
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.
- Loss of household tasks the deceased performed (such as childcare, property and vehicle maintenance, accounting, etc.)
- Punitive damages
Contact a Zofran Heart Attack Lawyer at Farah & Farah Today
Producers of medications have a duty to thoroughly assess the possible side effects associated with their drugs and adequately warn the doctors who prescribe them and the patients who are treated with them. Failure to do so constitutes negligence. If a medication manufacturer’s negligence has caused you injury or resulted in the loss of a loved one, you have a right to be compensated for your losses. But pharmaceutical companies aren’t just going to hand you a check, you will have to fight for your settlement. That’s where the attorneys at the law offices of Farah & Farah can help. We are not afraid to stand up to large corporations to get you the settlement you deserve.
Call Farah & Farah today for a free, comprehensive consultation. We are currently investigating Zofran related injuries nationwide. Dial (800) 533-3555 today.
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