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Children Born Before 2007 with Zofran Related Birth Defects May Still Be Eligible for Compensation

Posted on June 26, 2016

Zofran, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s brand name for ondansetron hydrochloride, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by anesthesia or chemotherapy. However, the drug’s manufacturer also chose to market Zofran as a treatment for morning sickness in pregnant women. Since then, certain studies have linked the medication to serious birth defects, such as cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart defects. This discovery has led multiple law suits against GlaxoSmithKline by mothers who used Zofran during pregnancy.

But because Zofran began being prescribed in the early 90s and studies showing the correlation between the drug and birth defects didn’t surface until around 2012, many families whose children were born with birth defects mistakenly think that the statute of limitations for filing a claim against GlaxoSmithKline has already run out. In most states, the statute of limitations for filing a legal claim for medication side effects is one to three years. However, because GlaxoSmithKline has never acknowledged any connection between Zofran and birth defects, a statute of limitations does not apply for injuries caused by the medication.

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline on behalf of your child, it is vital that you seek the representation of a skilled pharmaceutical litigation attorney. Pharmaceutical companies are huge corporations that employ armies of lawyers to represent them in legal claims. These lawyers make a living by denying or reducing their company’s liability for side effects, birth defects, and fatalities.

The legal team at the law offices of Farah & Farah can help you and your child secure a worthy settlement for any Zofran related birth defects. Let Farah & Farah stand up to GlaxoSmithKline’s attorneys and demand they compensate you for any damages you’ve suffered. We are currently investigating Zofran related injury claims nationwide.

Call Farah & Farah today for a free consultation at (800) 533-3555.