Did you take Zofran during your pregnancy to reduce nausea? Does your child have birth defects as a result of taking Zofran to treat morning sickness? If your child is suffering with heart defects or other birth defects due to taking Zofran during your first trimester of pregnancy to treat morning sickness, call our law firm now to discuss your case with us. A personal injury lawyer from our law firm can try to help you obtain compensation for the medical expenses and suffering caused by Zofran. Call us now to see what we can do for you.SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US:
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Zofran, also known as Ondansetron, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1991 to treat nausea resulting from chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. However, the FDA did not approve the use of this drug as treatment for other conditions such as morning sickness during pregnancy. Despite this fact, Zofran’s drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline began to market the drug to pregnant women.
Studies are now finding a link between Zofran and birth defects such as cleft palate, club foot, webbed toes, skull deformities, vision problems, hearing loss, heart murmurs, and holes in the heart. In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline was charged with fraud and illegal marketing of several medications and amongst them was Zofran. As a result, GlaxoSmithKline received a $3 billion fine.
If you are currently pregnant and taking Zofran for nausea, it’s best to contact your doctor immediately to see if there are alternate treatments options available for you. Also, take note of any negative symptoms or side effects you’ve been feeling since you started taking Zofran. The following are some of the more serious side effects of taking Zofran:
- Blurred vision or vision loss
- Swelling of the face, tongue, hands, ankles, or other body parts
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
After discussing alternate treatment options with your doctor, it’s best to contact a personal injury attorney such as one of the lawyers from our law firm to see what we can do for you. If you or someone you know was taking Zofran during pregnancy and now has a baby with birth defects, call our office now toll-free at 1-877-853-7466 for your free consultation. Our law firm has been help accident and injury victims for more than 36 years and would like to do the same for you. Don’t wait! Call NOW!