Zofran is a drug often prescribed for morning sickness and nausea to pregnant women and others, If taken during pregnancy serious birth defects can result. The surprise to most patients is that the FDA NEVER approved Zofran to be prescribed to a women during pregnancy. Zofran lawsuits are being filed on Zofran heart defects, cleft lip, cleft palate and other Zofran birth defects as Zofran was only approved to be used as an anti-nausea drug for chemotherapy patients and some surgery patients. Zofran is sold in pill or tablet form, dissolvable capsules and IV injectable. Zofran is causing serious birth defects in babies carried by women taking Zofran while pregnant. In fact, recent Zofran medical studies indicate significant risks in heart defects, cleft lip and cleft palate. Many researchers believe that Zofran recall or much stronger Zofran warnings are needed until its safety can be tested and established.
If your child was born with a serious birth defect, call the Willis Law Firm to get more information or to talk with a lawyer about filing a Zofran Lawsuit for birth defects due to Zofran taken during pregnancy.
Zofran has been shown in a 2007 study in Hong Kong to pass from the pregnant mother through the placental barrier and travel in fetal tissue. The obvious and dangerous Zofran side effect is that when Zofran is given during pregnancy, the Zofran can travel through the placenta into the fetus and cause serious changes to occur during critical cell development of the heart and palate and other developing organs and tissues of the unborn. This Zofran side effect during pregnancy has been further verified by two Zofran pregnancy studies in 2013 and 2014, indicating a significant rise in cardiac malformations and oral cleft defects.
Paxil another popular drug made by GSK was the subject of 100’s of birth defect lawsuits filed by women taking this popular antidepressant during pregnancy and had babies born with serious birth defects. In recent months our law firm has been representing mothers of children born with serious birth defects after taking Zofran during pregnancy. These clients injuries include congenital heart defects, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defects, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries or Vessels, Coarctation of the Aorta, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), cleft lip, cleft palate, PPHN, craniosynostosis, aortic stenosis, gastrochesis, Transposition of the Great arteries, club foot, holes in heart walls, bad heart valves and even spina bifida / neural tube defects.
For many years, GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) the maker of Zofran, quietly promoted Zofran for pregnant women through its drug reps or drug sales staff. Prescribing Zofran for a pregnant women is an off label use. Zofran given during pregnancy was never intended for or approved by the FDA. In fact, GSK had to pay approximately $2,000,000,000 in a civil law suit involving allegations that GSK promoted Zofran for pregnant women in violation of the FDA rules. The side effects of Zofran during pregnancy, to the developing fetus or pregnant women was never fully tested as safe. Sadly, Zofran is still being given to pregnant women even today with potentially devastating results. Many pregnant women have called our law offices and told us that their Doctors and ObGyn’s have prescribed Zofran and that are currently taking the drug. To each of these women we instruct them to go to their Doctors, in person, and ask them to show them a single piece of paper which will show that Zofran was approved by the FDA to be given to a woman while pregnant. No such approval of Zofran exists for use during pregnancy. NONE !!!
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and later the baby was born with a heart defect, cleft lip or cleft palate or other serious birth defect, then call for a Free & Confidential Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation.
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 birth injury 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.