Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit
According to several recent studies, a 30 percent increased risk of birth defects and a doubled risk of heart defects and cleft palate have been connected to the anti-nausea drug, Zofran, which is also promoted for its off-label use in treating morning sickness.
At the personal injury law firm of Farah & Farah, our drug side effect attorneys are currently accepting Zofran-induced birth defect cases. If your infant has suffered a birth defect due to Zofran usage during pregnancy, you should contact our office immediately for a free, comprehensive consultation. We will help you explore your best legal options and fight to get you the compensation you need for your child’s medical care and more. Call us today at 855-797-9899 to speak with one of our dedicated legal team members.
The Possible Effects of Zofran Use during Pregnancy
Although the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) has confirmed the connection between Zofran and serious birth defects, many doctors still prescribe it to pregnant women suffering morning sickness on a frequent basis. Even worse, many women take the medication during the first trimester of pregnancy, one of the most crucial development periods for an infant.
The following types of birth defects may result from Zofran use during pregnancy:
- Musculoskeletal anomalies
- Mouth deformities
- Heart defects
In addition to birth injuries, Zofran may also cause mothers to experience the following side effects:
- Dizziness and nausea
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and agitation
An individual who has sustained considerable losses due to the harmful side effects of Zofran may have a viable lawsuit, in which case, s/he should consult with a Zofran injury attorney as soon as possible.
Bringing Forward a Successful Zofran Lawsuit
Already, many women whose infant sustained birth defects due to Zofran have come forward with lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline. Additionally, in 2012, the United States Department of Justice achieved a multi-billion dollar settlement in a lawsuit against the negligent company.
What does this mean for you? When it comes to Zofran lawsuits, the legal precedents indicate that claimants have a good chance of getting the compensation and the justice they need and deserve. However, these kinds of cases are extremely complex in nature, and should be handled by highly qualified legal professionals with plenty of experience in battling powerful pharmaceutical companies.
Legal Counsel You Can Rely On
The compassionate birth defect lawyers at Farah & Farah understand just how painful it can be to see your infant child suffer due to another party’s negligence. If Zofran is responsible for your baby’s defect or medical condition, please contact us today. We are ready and willing to fight to hold Glaxo accountable for your losses and to get you the financial aid you and your family deserve. You may call our office or fill out an online form and we will get back to you promptly.