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Zofran use during pregnancy associated with fetal birth defects


For those who don't know, morning sickness sometimes can be the equivalent of being sick at sea, but not being able to get off the boat. Likewise, although many women would love to take a magic pill that could help them with morning sickness during pregnancy, they would not take it if they knew the after effects were disastrous. Sadly, many pregnant women are unknowingly taking Zofran for morning sickness, and having babies with birth defects. Such defects include cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects.

GlaxoSmithKline are the makers of Zofran, and were aware of the horrific birth defects associated with the drug, but continued to market it as safe to physicians. Moreover, GSK were found to allegedly offer monetary compensation to physicians who prescribed Zofran to pregnant women. The FDA has not approved Zofran for safe use during pregancy, and it was found during animal testing to reach beyond the placental barrier. In addition, the pharmaceutical giant has been receiving complaints since 1992 about the risks associated with Zofran use, yet ignored the call for a change. Now, families are taking matters into their own hands, and filing lawsuits against GSK for negligence.

If Zofran or any other drug has harmed you or a loved one, please contact the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth for a free consultation. We are currently representing Zofran cases, and can help you.

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