Zofran® (ondansetron) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments and surgery. Unfortunately, Zofran has been linked to serious side effects in newborns.
The drug is also prescribed to treat patients suffering from a variety of off-label—or unapproved—uses, including severe morning sickness in pregnant women. But FDA data indicates that babies born to mothers who take Zofran while pregnant may be at risk of severe birth defects.
If you took Zofran to treat morning sickness and your child was born with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. Our drug injury lawyers want to help stop the harm caused by pharmaceutical company negligence, and we’re here to fight for your family’s rights. Contact our legal team now, and let us help you get started with your claim today.
Learn about Zofran® birth injury risks.
Developing fetuses are most vulnerable during the first trimester of pregnancy—when morning sickness is most common among expectant mothers. But data in the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System, a database of drug side effects and medication errors, indicates that using Zofran while pregnant may lead to certain birth defects, such as:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Kidney issues
GlaxoSmithKline, the drug company that produces Zofran, has stated that the fetal injury risks posed by ondansetron are not yet known. However, the company paid a $3 billion settlement in 2012 after the U.S. Department of Justice determined it was promoting Zofran, along with several other drugs, for off-label uses.
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Our law firm has experience helping injury victims and their families get through some of the most difficult times of their lives, and we’re here to help you too. Our legal team has the knowledge and resources to investigate your claim and fight for the compensation you need for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and future care.
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Zofran has been linked to serious side effects in infants.
Zofran is an anti-nausea medicine that has been linked to serious side effects in children. Many mothers used Zofran during pregnancy to help with nausea. Unfortunately, what those mothers didn’t know, is that Zofran has serious side effects that could have injured their children.
Side effects from Zofran use during pregnancy:
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
- Birth Defects
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Fetal Growth Restriction
- Heart Defects
- Heart Murmurs
- Hole in the Heart
- Kidney Defects
- Musculoskeletal Defects
- Ventrical Septal Defects (VSD)
The U.S. Justice Department settled with GlaxoSmithKline for $3 billion.
The U.S. Justice Department and GlaxoSmithKline settled a lawsuit for $3 billion. This lawsuit was for the illegal promotion of drugs for their off-label use. Some attorneys are currently investigating whether the same was done with Zofran. None of the $3 billion settlement went to mothers and children affected by Zofran.
Some people are filing Zofran side effects lawsuits.
Many people have decided to file lawsuits against the makers of Zofran for side effects. If these lawsuits against Zofran are successful, they could provide money to families for medical bills. Since the side effects from Zofran are very serious, they are likely to have caused significant medical bills. There may also be money for pain and suffering. If your family lost a baby from Zofran side effects, you could be entitled to compensation for that loss.
Zofran® has bene linked to cleft lips and cleft palates in infants.
Zofran is a medicine that is approved for use as an anti-nausea drug. Zofran was designed for people who had nausea from chemotherapy, radiation, or serious surgery. Zofran has been linked to serious side effects in infants. Zofran may have caused heart defects, kidney failure, cleft lip, cleft palate, club food, and malformation of the organs. Many victims are considering Zofran cleft lip and palate lawsuits to protect their families.
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Zofran may cause Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).
Ventricular septal defects are also known as holes in the heart. VSD allows blood to flow between the two bottom chambers. Ventricular septal defects are a very dangerous medical condition; one that can take the life of an infant. If you took Zofran and your child suffered from VSD, contact our drug injury lawyers to see what your legal rights are.
Zofran linked to heart murmurs.
Heart murmurs are abnormal heart beats. Often, a doctor can tell this by simply using a stethoscope. Some heart murmurs are insignificant while others are dangerous. Mothers who took Zofran may have exposed their children to heart defects and not even known it. The Zofran birth defects lawyers at Woods & Woods will work with your doctors to assess the amount of heart damage your child may have incurred.
Zofran may cause Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) in babies.
Atrial septal defects are holes in the heart. ASD may cause blood to pass between the heart’s two upper chambers. A recent study found that Zofran may double the risk of septal defects. Atrial septal defects in infants is a very serious injury and may have a high financial toll on families. Some families will have to go through the excoriating pain of losing a child from Zofran; there may be compensation for that.
Transposition of the heart arteries may be from Zofran.
Transposition of the great vessels (TVG) is a group of heart defects. The superior venae cavae, inferior venae cavae, pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, and aorta may be affected by Zofran use. Zofran has been linked to many heart defects that cause major surgeries or even death. Infants exposed to Zofran may need years of medical care.
Zofran has been linked to serious birth defects and possibly death.
Zofran has been linked to serious birth defects to mothers and their children. Many mothers are reporting fainting, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, and rashes and hives. There is suspicion that Zofran is causing death, jaundice, kidney failure, cleft lip/palate, and heart defects/murmurs in children.
How did Zofran possibly cause serious injuries and birth defects?
Zofran is a medicine that is generally prescribed for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or serious surgery. Unfortunately Zofran may also have been prescribed for lots of off-label use. There is a belief that when Zofran is prescribed to pregnant women, they may suffer serious side effects and their baby may incur birth defects. Because these medicines were not used properly, there could be legal action. The manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, has settled a $3 billion lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice for pushing drugs for off-label use. Some injured people have considered filing a Zofran class action lawsuit to pursue justice.
There could be compensation for victims of Zofran birth defects.
If you or a loved one was injured by Zofran use, you could be entitled to money. Victims of Zofran could receive money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly even punitive damages. If you lost a loved one from Zofran use, you may be entitled to money for the loss of a loved one.
You only have a limited time to file a Zofran lawsuit.
Statutes of limitations are essentially legal deadlines. Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. There are lots of things that can affect the date by which you have to file a Zofran birth defects lawsuit. Things such as when you took the medicine, what injuries you have, when your injuries occurred, or even what state you live in could affect the time you have to file. We highly suggest you contact a drug injury lawyer soon so that time does not bar you from filing a Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
You can afford a Zofran® birth injuries lawyer.
The Zofran birth defects lawyers at Woods & Woods never charge a penny unless we win your Zofran birth defects lawsuit. Our Zofran birth defects lawyers will never bill by the hour. Woods & Woods does not charge for phone calls. There is never a fee for legal consultations.