Zofran, the anti-nausea medication which was prescribed often to pregnant women with morning sickness, has caused serious Zofran Side Effects. Among these are birth defects to the children of these women. The birth defects have proven to be quite severe in many instances.
The potential risks and Zofran side effects include:
- Cleft palate
- Cleft lip
- Congenital heart defects
- Heart murmur
- Hole in the heart (Atrial septal defect)
- Kidney Defects
- Musculoskeletal Defects
- Fetal growth restriction in the womb
- And more
Because of these severe side effects, there are many Zofran lawsuits filed across the country.
Zofran originally was designed to be given to patients undergoing chemotherapy when it was first released on the market in 1991. Since it was shown to be effective at reducing nausea and vomiting symptoms, Zofran manufacturer started marketing it to pregnant women and encouraging doctors to prescribe it.
Zofran Birth Defect Studies
The dangers of serious birth defects to the children of pregnant women who took this medication became fully apparent in 2011. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study out of Boston determined that there was an association between use of Zofran while pregnant and birth defects. Since then, there have been other studies done, many of which supported this connection.
Many women took this medication during their pregnancies. This means that there are a large number of children who have been affected by Zofran. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, did not sufficiently research Zofran before they marketed it to pregnant women. Families currently are filing Zofran lawsuit claims against GlaxoSmithKline in an effort to receive compensation for what has happened. In addition to the pain from not having a healthy baby, many parents racked up high medical bills to save their children’s lives or repair birth defects.
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