Zofran, which is also known as odansetron hydrochloride, is a medication that was given to many pregnant women for help with their morning sickness. Studies showed that the use of this drug was associated with certain birth defects, including but not limited to cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart defects. This can be extremely serious, and sometimes require a great deal of surgery and procedures to correct the issues and make it possible for these children to have a better quality of life. Many Zofran lawsuits have been filed n behalf of families to seek compensation and hold Zofran manufacturer responsible for their actions.
Types of Zofran Birth Defects
There are many different types of potential Zofran birth defects, including:
- Heart Defects, including heart murmurs and atrial septal defects (hole in the heart)
- Cleft palate or Cleft Lip
- Kidney Defects
- Musculoskeletal Defects
- Fetal growth restriction in the womb
- And more
Zofran was not even intended to be used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. It was meant to be prescribed for chemotherapy patients. The FDA did not approve Zofran for morning sickness and GlaxoSmithKline neglected to do the appropriate testing of Zofran before marketing it to pregnant women. It is crucial that they are held accountable for the fact that they did not take the proper precautions.
If you or someone you love took Zofran while pregnant, you may be entitled to get compensation for the pain and suffering that you and your child is going through. You owe it to yourself and your child to share your story and see if you are eligible to be a part of a Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit. It is time to hold the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, responsible for its wrongdoings.
If you are interested in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Zofran, you will want to have an aggressive and compassionate law firm on your side. We are dedicated to fighting for patients’ rights regarding medical and drug injuries. We welcome you to contact us by using this form on our contact page , or you can call and speak to someone on our legal team about a free, no obligation evaluation of your case. Call 1-855-571-3784 and we will get you started on the path to justice for your Zofran birth defects.