Although morning sickness is common in the first trimester of pregnancy, some women experience it relentlessly throughout their day. In such extreme cases, physicians have been prescribing, ondansetron or Zofran to their expectant moms. Sadly, Zofran is not safe for use during pregnancy, and babies are being born with severe birth defects. Furthermore, the FDA has not approved Zofran as a safe treatment for pregnant women with nausea, yet the makers have marketed it to physicians as such.
Pharmaceutical giants, GlaxoSmithKline are the makers of Zofran, and are currently facing mounting lawsuits in connection with birth defects and the drug. It was found that GSK paid and offered doctors to help promote Zofran to pregnant women, although during testing it was found to reach past the placental barrier and cause fetal birth defects. Now, parents of children born with cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects are seeking restitution for the negligence of the drug company.
If you've taken Zofran and given birth to a child with a birth defect, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Our firm is currently representing Zofran cases, and can help. Please contact us today for a no-cost assessment of your potential product liability case.