Zofran Lawsuit | Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit
Zofran Side Effects Lawsuit | Zofran Pregnancy Lawsuit | Zofran Lawsuit Birth Defects | Side Effects : cleft palate, Cleft Lip, Heart Murmur, birth defects, heart defects, deaths, multiple heart defects, kidney defects, musculoskeletal defects, poor fetal growth, Atrial Septal Defects (Hole Between the Upper Chambers of the Heart), Ventricular Septal defects (Hole Between the Lower Chambers of the Heart) | pregnant mothers side effects : serotonin syndrome, irregular heart rhythm, Life-threatening pregnancy complications
Alonso Krangle LLP is now investigating Zofran lawsuits and Zofran birth defect lawsuits, and is offering free legal consultations to anyone who believes the pregnant mother or their child was harmed by this medication. Recent studies may indicate expectant mothers who took Zofran for morning sickness may be more likely to give birth to a child with serious congenital abnormalities, including cleft lip, cleft palate and other birth defects including certain heart birth defects. While the safety of Zofran during pregnancy has never been established, the drug has been routinely prescribed off-label for a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemisis gravidarum. Now a number of studies have found disturbing evidence of an association between Zofran and certain birth defects, including:
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Heart Murmur
- Atrial Septal Defects (Hole Between the Upper Chambers of the Heart)
- Ventricular Septal defects (Hole Between the Lower Chambers of the Heart)
- birth defects
- heart defects
- multiple heart defects
- kidney defects
- musculoskeletal defects
- poor fetal growth
In pregnant mothers side effects include:
- Serotonin Syndrome
- Irregular Heart Rhythm
- Life-Threatening Pregnancy Complications
Filing a Zofran Lawsuit or Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit
Alonso Krangle LLP is now investigating Zofran birth defect lawsuits, and is offering free Zofran Lawsuit or Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit legal consultations to anyone who believes their child was harmed by this medication. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact Alonso Krangle LLP today to schedule your free Zofran Lawsuit or Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit legal review.
Zofran and Birth Defects
In December 2014, a Toronto Star investigation revealed that nearly two dozen Canadian women treated with Zofran to control morning sickness had experienced serious complications, including two infant deaths and multiple cases of newborns with heart defects. One physician cited in the piece told the Star that he suspected that Zofran was behind a number of problems suffered by one such child, including a heart murmur and two heart defects.
The Star’s report also cited a 2011 study that indicated Zofran could double the risk that a baby would be born with a cleft palate. That research drew on data from from over 9,000 pregnant women included in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.
In February 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a report that suggested Zofran was not associated with a significant risk of birth defects. But shortly after its publication, another group of researchers looking at data from the same Danish health registries reported that expectant mothers who took Zofran were twice as likely to have a child with serious cardiac malformations. The first study had only looked at women who began taking Zofran after their 10th week of pregnancy, while the second included women who had started using the drug earlier in the first trimester.
Zofran, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, has been on the market for over 20 years. It was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 1991 to reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Zofran works by reducing the effects of the serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be associated with nausea and vomiting.
While the FDA has never approved Zofran for morning sickness, GlaxoSmithKline was accused of improperly marketing the drug for this indication by the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2012, the company did agree to settle this and other claims brought by the federal government for $3 billion.
Learn More about Filing a Zofran Lawsuits or Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit
If your baby was born with a cleft palate, cleft lip, or serious heart defect that could be related to Zofran, you may want to consider filing a Zofran birth defect lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact Alonso Krangle LLP today for your free Zofran Lawsuit or Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit legal review by filling out our online form or calling 1-800-403-6191.