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Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits

If you took Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with a severe birth defect like cleft lip or cleft palate, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Heart murmur
  • Mouth deformities
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Kidney malformations
  • Musculoskeletal deformities
  • Fetal death

Lawsuits Allege That These Birth Defects Are Linked to the Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran.

According to a growing number of studies published in recent years, pregnant women who take the anti-nausea drug Zofran, which is commonly prescribed off-label as a treatment for morning sickness, may have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with cleft lip, cleft palate, heart malformations, or another serious birth defect. Among the birth defects allegedly tied to Zofran use in pregnancy are:

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Heart murmur
  • Mouth deformities
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Kidney malformations
  • Musculoskeletal deformities
  • Fetal death

If your child has suffered from one or more of these birth defects, and you believe Zofran to be the cause, fill out the claim review form today to discuss your case with an experienced Zofran birth defect lawyer.

Birth Defects Allegedly Linked to Zofran

Zofran (ondansetron) is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991, as a treatment for nausea and vomiting that may be caused by surgery or certain cancer treatments, like chemotherapy or radiation. However, the drug is also commonly prescribed off-label to pregnant women experiencing a severe form of morning sickness called Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is characterized by unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents the adequate intake of food and fluids. The issue here is that Zofran, categorized by the FDA as a pregnancy Category B medication, may put unborn babies at risk for severe birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

It was only recently that researchers began to examine the potential link between Zofran and birth defects in babies. In January 2012, research based on data from about 9,000 pregnant women who participated in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study found that babies exposed to Zofran in utero had a 2.4-fold increased risk of being born with cleft palate, a birth defect characterized by an opening in the roof of the baby’s mouth that may connect to the nose, go through the gums and may also involve a cleft lip. In 2013, another study examined 900,000 pregnancies and about 1,250 women who took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy, and found that the risk of heart defects was roughly twice as high for babies exposed to Zofran in utero. If you believe your child has been adversely affected by alleged Zofran birth defects, contact a qualified Zofran attorney today for legal help.

Consult a Skilled Zofran Attorney for Help

As more information comes to light about the potential risk of birth defects from Zofran in pregnancy, Zofran lawyers across the country are investigating claims brought on behalf of children who were exposed to Zofran in utero and were subsequently born with devastating congenital malformations. If you took the anti-nausea or morning sickness drug Zofran during pregnancy, and your child was born with cleft lip, cleft palate, a heart malformation, or another serious birth defect, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Fill out the case review form today to speak to an experienced Zofran lawyer about your birth defect claim.

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