Zofran is prescribed to patients to combat nausea and other symptoms, for patients who are currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Pregnant women have also used the drug to combat nausea during pregnancy, as an “off-label remedy.” Recently, reports of serious side effects, including birth defects, have surfaced. In fact, numerous medical studies have reported that Zofran has been linked to a 30% increase in birth defects.
Have you or your child suffered due to taking Zofran? Our personal injury lawyers can help you find compensation for the costs of medical bills to correct and treat the complications.
The Side Effects & Off-Label Usage
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are the makers of the drug, Zofran, which was approved for usage in 1991 by the FDA. Initially established to treat nausea for cancer patients, Zofran usage soared when doctors began prescribing the drug off-label, or otherwise, not intended for its original usage. Currently, this is not prohibited, although it carries an immense amount of complications to patients, especially to pregnant mothers.
Zofran has been linked to the following pregnancy risks:
- Heart defects
- Ventricular septal defect
- Atrial septal defect (“hole in the heart”)
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Poor development in the womb
- Musculoskeletal abnormality
- Kidney defects
- Infant death
As personal injury attorneys, we keep our clients informed about all of the laws and what rights they have. If the manufacturers, FDA, or others related to the creation and advertising of the product, they can be held liable for putting consumers at risk.
Multi-Millions in Settlements & Verdicts
McGartland Law Firm, PLLC has been serving victims of serious injuries due to defective medical products and dangerous drugs. Because serious complications can occur from this form of negligence, you have every right to seek justice and obtain restitution for all of the losses. We work tirelessly to obtain favorable for all of our clients and have the success to show for it, as we have achieved multi-millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
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