Zofran is a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is effective at treating nausea and was approved by the FDA only for use in patients suffering from nausea from chemotherapy and after surgery.
Many women suffer nausea during pregnancy, often referred to as morning sickness. However, Zofran was never approved by the FDA as a treatment for nausea in pregnant women.
The reason Zofran was not approved for use by pregnant women is because it can cause horrific birth defects including heart abnormalities, kidney malformation, bone malformation, hypospadias, cleft lip, cleft palate and death.
Though Zofran was not approved by the FDA for use by pregnant women, and despite the fact that it can cause life threatening birth defects, GlaxoSmithKline marketed the drug as a treatment for morning sickness.
GlaxoSmithKline did not warn doctors or their patients about the risks caused to an unborn baby if the mother uses Zofran during pregnancy.
There are currently several hundred lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline for injuries caused to babies by Zofran. An MDL has been set up in Federal Court in Massachusetts.
If you or someone you know took Zofran during pregnancy and their child was born with birth defects including heart abnormalities, kidney or bone malformation, hypospadias, cleft lip or cleft palate, call the dangerous drug lawyers at The Holton Law Firm at (901) 523-2222 or visit us on the web at www.holtonlaw.com.
Don’t wait to protect your rights. You or your child may be entitled to compensation and time limitations apply which could forever prevent you from making a claim.