Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 7:48 pm
Defective Product Zofran Has Been Shown to Cause Birth Defects
Zofran (ondansetron) is a medication that is prescribed to prevent vomiting and nausea. Zofran works by blocking serotonin, a neurotransmitter, in the brain that triggers vomiting and nausea. The FDA approved Zofran in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer treatment. It is also approved for post-surgery nausea symptoms.
In the past Zofran has been prescribed to pregnant women in “off-label” use for nausea and vomiting. Doctors can prescribe medications as off-label treatment if they think that the benefits outweigh any risks. But the drug company, GSK, that makes Zofran can not legally promote the defective product for this off-label use.
Possible Birth Defects Caused by the Defective Product Zofran could include:
- Congenital heart defects
- Heart Murmur
- Cleft palate
- Heart Defects
- Kidney malformation
- Spontaneous abortion
- Skeletal defects
- Fetal growth restriction
Zofran Defective Drug Lawsuits and Settlement
In 1999 GSK had been warned by the FDA for not properly representing possible drugs risks associated with Zofran. Then in 2012 GSK paid out $3 Billion to settle a suit that accused them of marketing Zofran illegally leading to many birth defects.
The $3 Billion settlement did not release GSK from continuing liability for injuries from using Zofran. If your child has been injured by the defective drug Zofran because you were prescribe the drug during pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Your injury damages could include pain & suffering, lost wages and medical fees. You might also be able to receive punitive damages because GSK knew they wrongfully promoted the drug. There has already been millions of dollars in damages awarded to the victims of Zofran and we expect more to come.
Time is Running Out for Future Zofran Defective Drug Lawsuits.
If you know anyone that has taken Zofran while pregnant contact our Sacramento defective product attorneys at the Tiemann Law Firm for your free case consultation. We will fight for your rights and make sure you are compensated for any damages that you may have suffered.
Our Sacramento and Folsom, CA defective product attorneys can meet with you free of charge, and if we take your case, we will charge no attorneys’ fees unless you receive compensation. Clients come to us from not only Sacramento but also Folsom, Citrus Heights, Rocklin and other areas in Northern California and greater Sacramento, California.