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 Zofran lawsuits 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.
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, Newell & Newton 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.
ZOFRAN LAWSUITS – FIGHTING FOR YOUR FAIR RECOVERY
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, 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.