Zofran Lawsuit for Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

January 22, 2015

Zofran Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Zofran is a prescription medicine prescribed for the treatment of chemotherapy-related and postoperative nausea. Zofran is often used off-label to treat nausea among pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy, but recent studies show that Zofran taken during pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.

Why a Zofran Lawsuit may be the best path forward and what you should do.

Our firm is currently accepting and reviewing potential Zofran Lawsuits from women and families who believe that Zofran may have caused a cleft lip, cleft palate, or other Zofran-related injuries such as heart defects. If you took Zofran during pregnancy and have given birth to an infant suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm to receive a free Zofran lawsuit consultation.

Zofran Study Show Increased Risks of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Numerous studies have been conducted related to prescription Zofran over the past several years. One of these major Zofran pregnancy studies reported that infants born to mothers taking Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy are as much as 2-3 times as likely to be born with cleft lip or cleft palate as those who were born to mothers who did not take Zofran during pregnancy.

A cleft lip is a congenital (present at birth) defect which actually occurs during the seventh week of pregnancy. Cleft lip is a split in the upper lip which occurs when tissue does not grow properly to form the upper lip. In some instances, the roof of the mouth may also be deformed leading to cleft palate.


Approximately 1 in every 700 children born in the United states suffers from cleft lip or cleft palate. Recent Zofran research suggests that infants exposed to Zofran during the first trimester of their mothers’ pregnancy may be significantly more likely to be born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.

Issues associated with Zofran Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Other than the permanent physical deformity associated with cleft lip and cleft palate, infants suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate are often at risk of other complications. Infants suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate potentially caused by Zofran during pregnancy may have difficulty breastfeeding normally. In some cases, a cleft lip or cleft palate may not allow proper suction, and therefore require the use of a special feeding bottle

Zofran Lawsuit – Talk to a Lawyer

If you took Zofran during all or part of pregnancy and your child was born with a cleft lip or palate or a serious heart defect, then call for a Free & Confidential Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation as you and your child may have a legal right to significant monetary compensation for damages, medical expenses and other injuries.

Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer licensed in Texas and in New York with a National Presence with the Highest Peer Review Rating. All Zofran cleft lip and cleft palate cases are taken on a contingency fee basis and the client is never charged an attorney fee or any legal case expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

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