Cleft Palate Zofran Lawsuits
Zofran cleft palate lawsuits will be filed for pregnant women who took the prescription medication and had babies born with mouth deformities.
Zofran, also marketed as ondansetron by GlaxoSmithKline, is a drug used to treat nausea. It is commonly given to individuals undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Many doctors also prescribe it to women who experience nausea in the first trimester of their pregnancy. However, there have been reports of mouth deformities caused by Zofran.
Zofran blocks serotonin, a chemical that acts on the nerves in the gut to produce feelings of pain and nausea. It also increases the speed of food leaving the gut to reduce nausea and vomiting. Previous research has established that serotonin, along with another neurotransmitter, stimulate the reorientation of the palate in the embryo. It is likely that taking a drug like Zofran inhibits serotonin’s ability to correctly reorient the palate in the embryo, leading to mouth deformities like cleft palate.
Cleft palate is very disfiguring and usually must be corrected surgically, either in utero or after birth. Lawsuits will be filed against the pharmaceutical company who manufactured this dangerous drug and promoted its off-label use in pregnant women. Doctors were not properly warned by GlaxoSmithKline of the risks to unborn babies caused by this drug.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Zofran Lawsuit?
Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Zofran (ondansetron) was approved to treat nausea during chemotherapy and following surgery.
Zofran (ondansetron) works by blocking serotonin in the areas of the brain that trigger nausea and vomiting.
Between 2002 and 2004, GSK began promoting Zofran off-label for the treatment of morning sickness during pregnancy, despite the fact the drug has not been approved for pregnant women and there have been no well controlled studies in pregnant women.
The FDA has received nearly 500 reports of birth defects linked to Zofran. Birth defect risks include cleft palate and septal heart defects.
The criteria for filing a Zofran birth defect lawsuit include the following:
- Zofran taken during the first trimester of pregnancy
- Confirmed birth defect in infant, including:
- Heart defects
- Cleft-lip defects
Our Zofran Lawyers Can Help You
Our Zofran lawsuit attorneys can help if your child was harmed by this dangerous drug. Lawsuits will be filed against the drug maker for injuries caused by to babies. You and your child may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our Zofran lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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