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Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that has been prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness, and its effects have proved to be tragic.
Pregnant women who have taken Zofran have been unaware that their unborn babies were exposed to an increased risk of serious birth defects. Moreover, the potential side effects from Zofran are numerous, including heart defects and a cleft palate.
If you have taken Zofran during any point in your pregnancy, you should consult with an experienced mass torts lawyer right away. Experienced Zofran attorneys are prepared to investigate your matter and diligently pursue any and all compensation you may be entitled to.
Zofran was designed by its manufacturer as a drug that can prevent nausea, often marketed to cancer patients.
The manufacturer, however, started aggressively marketing Zofran as a treatment for morning sickness, even though the drug had never been approved by the Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) for this purpose. Also, it never had been tested on pregnant women.
Morning sickness is typically experienced by women in the first trimester of pregnancy. That period of development for the baby is critical.
In 1992, evidence showed that pregnant women who had taken Zofran were much more likely to have babies with birth defects. The manufacturers of the drug eventually informed doctors of these risks. Still, with continued marketing by the manufacturer, sales of Zofran continued to increase. Many lawsuits were filed against the manufacturer, alleging that the drug was causing pregnant women to give birth to babies with severe birth defects. Zofran lawyers are here to help.
These defects in children pose significant consequences. With these types of complications, typically there is a need for more medical assessments and further treatments.
There has been a recent study of Zofran use by pregnant women, in which doctors studied over 900,000 pregnant women who had been prescribed the drug. The study concluded that when Zofran was taken by the pregnant women, the drug doubled a child’s risk of heart birth defects. See a Zofran lawyer to take action.
When Zofran is taken during pregnancy, a number of different type of birth defects are possible, including the following:
If you happened to be prescribed Zofran for your morning sickness, you should consult with an experienced Zofran lawyer right away. You should not have to suffer the burden of high medical bills, on top of your emotional and financial hardship.
Dedicated Zofran lawyers are prepared to diligently and zealously seek the damages you are entitled to. Please call today for a free initial consultation. There is no charge to you whatsoever until and unless you receive compensation.
In 2012, the United States Department of Justice brought an action against the drug manufacturer for illegally marketing the drug as a treatment for morning sickness. The manufacturer ended up settling the large lawsuit, and paid the government $3 billion dollars. Sadly, however, doctors continue to prescribe Zofran for morning sickness treatment.
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