The attorneys at The DiCello Firm are reviewing claims on behalf of women who took the anti-nausea drug Zofran ® (ondansetron) and had children with congenital heart defects, in particular ASD, VSD, TOF, and similar conditions as well as cleft palate and other cranial facial deformities.
Zofran has been linked to certain birth defects
Pharmaceutical Companies have a duty to ensure their drugs are reasonably safe
Pharmaceutical companies, including the makers of Zofran ®, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably safe for use – and failure to do so may be grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one gave birth to a child with a birth defect as discussed above after taking Zofran ®, you may have legal recourse. For more information, contact us today to have your case reviewed, free of charge.
The makers of Zofran ®, are facing lawsuits across the county.
The makers of Zofran ®, are facing lawsuits across the county. The lawsuits claim that the makers of Zofran ® unlawfully promoted its anti-nausea drug as a morning sickness treatment. They also claim that the makers of Zofran ® concealed mounting evidence of Zofran’s ® association with increased birth defect risks for more than two decades.
GlaxoSmithKline never studied Zorfan's effects in pregnant women
Plaintiffs also allege that the makers of Zofran ®, paid doctors to induce them to prescribe Zofran® and distributed false information about the safety of Zofran® in pregnant women. It is their position that Zofran® has never been approved for use during pregnancy. In fact they claim, GlaxoSmithKline has never even studied the drug’s effects in pregnant women, or those it may have on fetal development. The lawsuits also cite three large epidemiological studies, conducted between 2013 and 2014, that all produced data suggesting a link between Zofran® and major birth defects.
Some of those birth defects include:
- Heart defects including Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) commonly known as a “hole in the heart”
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
- Kidney Malformation
- Club Foot
Any woman who was prescribed Zofran® as an “off label” treatment for morning sickness and then delivered a baby with major birth defects may be eligible to bring a claim against GlaxoSmithKline.
Led by Mark A. DiCello, Esq., the attorneys at injuredbybadmedicine.com and The DiCello Law Firm are providing free consultations to families who believe that a child’s birth defects may have been caused by prenatal exposure to Zofran®. For a case eligibility evaluation at no cost and no obligation, call 1-888-778-8880.