If you were taking Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with some
type of defect or a
birth injury occurred, you may be able to take legal action.
Zofran is an anti-nausea drug made by manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. It
was marketed to pregnant women claiming to help combat the effects of
morning sickness. The problem is, the drug was not FDA approved for use
in this manner. It was initially approved to help combat nausea in cancer
patients after treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy.
In recent years, lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline have increased. Allegations
against the drug manufacturer state that Zofran causes serious birth defects
and injuries such as cleft palate. If you took Zofran and a birth defect
occurred or you or your baby were injured in anyway, it is important to
contact legal representation as soon as possible to determine available
options for compensation. Understanding your claim can go a long way in
helping you secure a victory.
You may have a claim if your baby was born with some kind of defect. It
can help your claim if there was another issue previously in which a similar
lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer. Recent lawsuits claim that
the manufacturer knew of the risks involved with pregnant women taking
Zofran yet they still marketed the drug for use in morning sickness anyway.
In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid out $3 billion, settling federal charges.
The charges claimed that the manufacturer knowingly and illegally promoted
Zofran and other drugs for uses other than their FDA-approved uses.
At Domina Law Group, our Nebraska birth injury attorneys are committed
to investigating claims involving Zofran. If you took this drug during
your pregnancy and your baby was born with a cleft palate or some other
type of defect, it is important to speak with our firm as soon as possible.
We encourage you to
contact us to get started today and let us help you determine if you have a claim.