Zofran (Ondansetron) is prescribed to treat and prevent morning sickness during pregnancy. However, we are currently investigating the link between Zofran and serious birth defects.
Possible birth defects caused by Zofran include:
- Congenital heart defects
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
We believe there is significant evidence connecting Zofran to such birth defects. In fact, GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the drug, recently settled a civil lawsuit for $2 billion after illegally marketing the drug to doctors as a safe remedy for pregnancy-related side effect. Furthermore, Zofran was originally approved by the FDA to treat nausea in cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy and was never specifically tested or approved to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. Additionally, in 2013, the FDA issued a potential safety warning against the use of drugs like Zofran during pregnancy.
For these reasons and more, at Chenkin Law Firm, we believe the makers of Zofran should be held accountable for violating the trust you place in medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies to protect the wellbeing of yourself and your baby.
If you took Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with a serious birth defect, you may have the right to take legal action against those responsible. And at Chenkin Law Firm, we can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, the cost of caring for your child and your family’s pain and suffering.
To learn more about Zofran and schedule a free consultation, contact our offices today at (800) 721-7472.