Morning sickness is something that can put a damper on the first trimester of pregnancy, and many women going through it will try many methods to curb the nausea. Yet, although many women will try to stop the sickness, none would risk harming their unborn baby. In addition, many women were prescribed Zofran and were not aware of the hazardous side effects that they were exposing their unborn child too.
Many women who took Zofran during pregnancy are giving birth to children with life-altering birth defects such as cleft lip, palate, and heart defects. Not only will such defects take a toll on the parents with guilt on the mothers, but such issues will follow and affect the child's life forever. Now, many parents are asking how the manufacturers of the drug could be so negligent.
Zofran is an anti-nausea medication used to help chemotherapy and radiation patients, as well as people who have recently had surgery. The FDA has never approved Zofran as safe for use during pregnancy, yet the makers marketed the drug as safe. Now GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the makers of Zofran, are facing mounting lawsuits from injured families. This is not the first run-in with the US Department of Justice for GSK.
Previously GSK paid $3 billion to the feds for promoting unsafe drugs to physicians, and giving them money to push them. The pharmaceutical giant paid the fine without admitting any wrongdoing in connection with the drugs.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are representing Zofran cases, and if you or a loved one has been injured, we can help. Please call us today for a free consultation.