Lawsuits from all over the United States continue to be added to the litigation against drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for their anti-nausea medication, Zofran. The latest Zofran lawsuits come out of Louisiana, Ohio and California and join the multiple existing lawsuits against GSK for its drug’s role in the development of birth defects by the children of the plaintiffs.
Typical Injuries in the Zofran Lawsuits
The lawsuits against GSK allege that the plaintiffs’ children were born with serious birth defects including respiratory and heart defects following the plaintiffs’ use of the drug to help alleviate morning sickness during their pregnancies. The allegations in the lawsuits have been backed up by four studies that take into account data collected over the course of 15 years in four different countries – the United States of America, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. All four of the studies have concluded that use of Zofran by pregnant women increases the likelihood of giving birth to a child with major birth defects, including cleft palates, kidney problems, and otherwise rare congenital heart defects such as atrioventricular septal defect.
Availability and Approval of Zofran
Zofran, also know as ondansetron, has been approved by the by the United States Food and Drug Administration since 1991 for use in treating nausea. However, its approval is limited to use by cancer patients as well as surgery recoverers. Despite this limited FDA approval and the studies demonstrating the health concerns, doctors have been prescribing the drug for use in women who experience severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum, during their pregnancies.
Allegations of the Zofran Lawsuits
Plaintiffs in the increasing number of Zofran lawsuits allege that GlaxoSmithKline knew about the risk of serious – and possibly even deadly – birth defects resulting from women using their drug during pregnancy. The lawsuits also allege that GSK promoted their drug for off-label use – specifically for use by pregnant women – despite knowing about these risks. In another lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Justice has also alleged that GlaxoSmithKline marketed their anti-nausea drug specifically for use in women who experience serious morning sickness during their pregnancies.
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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