Zofran is a drug used to help with nausea and vomiting, and is typically prescribed to cancer patients receiving treatment, as well as those who have recently had surgery. Sadly, although the makers, GlaxoSmithKline, knew about the risks of use during pregnancy, they have marked Zofran as safe. As a result, physicians have been prescribing Zofran to pregnant patients to help with morning sickness while experiencing devastating results. Thus, women who have taken Zofran while pregnant are having babies with serious birth defects. Such defects include: cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart defects.
Likewise, GSK have been receiving notices since 1992 from injured families stating the use of Zofran is linked to birth defects, yet the makers have chose to ignore the warnings. Furthermore, GSK is alleged to have compensated physicians to entice them to prescribe Zofran to their pregnant patients. Now families are looking for answers, and many are currently suing the pharmaceutical giant for negligence.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are currently representing Zofran cases, and if this drug or any other has injured you or a family member, we can help. Please contact us today for a free consultation of your potential case.