The anti-nausea drug Zofran was approved by the FDA in 1991 to help patients
experiencing nausea while undergoing chemotherapy cancer treatment and
radiation therapy. Despite the lack of FDA approval for this purpose,
Zofran was widely used and improperly marketed off-label by GlaxoSmithKline
(GSK) to treat morning sickness and nausea in pregnant women. In fact,
from 1983 to 2013, there were no FDA-approved drugs for the treatment
of morning sickness. In 2012, GSK paid $3 billion to the U.S. Department
of Justice for its improper off-label marketing of Zofran and other drugs.
The use of Zofran during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester,
has been linked with birth defects and injuries in newborn children. If
you or someone you know took Zofran while pregnant and had a child born
with birth injuries or defects, our experienced defective drug attorneys
can help you fight for the just recovery you deserve. We have spent decades
fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families; let our
team fight for you.
Call us at (855) 997-9319 to discuss your Zofran case with a skilled
attorney. We offer completely free initial consultations!
Birth Defects & Injuries Associated with Zofran
Studies have shown an increase in certain birth defects when Zofran is
taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. These defects and injuries
can be incredibly serious, even life-threatening, and often require ongoing
medical treatment. Families dealing with such consequences often face
immense pain and suffering, economic losses, and other damages.
Hare Wynn is currently investigating the following birth injuries related
to Zofran usage during the first trimester of pregnancy:
- Cleft palate
- Cleft lip
- “Hole in the heart” (atrial septal defect/ventricular septal defect)
While financial compensation cannot negate the physical and emotional suffering
you and your family have been through, it
can help ease the associated financial burdens of dealing with serious birth
defects and injuries. Medical treatment for these injuries can quickly
become astronomical, placing an undue strain on the families of affected children.
Fighting for Your Fair Recovery
At Hare Wynn, our
dangerous and defective drug attorneys have made it their mission to help ordinary individuals fight back against
large pharmaceutical companies and corporations. Our firm has been assisting
injured victims since 1890, offering compassionate legal guidance and
earning a notable reputation for outstanding representation along the way. Our
highly-awarded team has remained at the cutting edge of plaintiffs’ work for decades,
and has been recognized multiple times by
The National Law Journal as one of the premier plaintiffs’ firms in the nation. If you choose
to trust us with your Zofran birth defect and/or injury case, you can
rely on exceptional assistance throughout the legal process. We strive
to recover the maximum compensation you are owed so that you can focus
on your future and the future of your family.
If you believe you have a case for a Zofran lawsuit, get in touch with
Hare Wynn today. Call us at (855) 997-9319 to schedule your free case