There is a new drug that is causing a stir in the legal community, and it's the popular anti-nausea drug, Zofran. The drug is typically used for treatment of nausea in cancer patients receiving treatment, or people who have recently had surgery, yet sometimes it is prescribed to help with morning sickness in pregnant women. Likewise, Zofran is not FDA approved for use in pregnant women, yet GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of the drug have marketed it as such. As a tragic result, many women who took Zofran while pregnant are having babies with severe birth defects; cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart defects. Sadly these preventable birth defects are issues that will affect the children and their families for the rest of their lives.
GlaxoSmithKline had been receiving notices from families since 1992 about the results of taking Zofran while pregnant. Furthermore, it was found during animal testing that it is not safe to use while pregnant because Zofran reaches past the placental barrier. Now, the families of the affected babies are seeking justice for their pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was affected by Zofran, or any other drug that has caused harm, we can help. The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are currently representing family's hurt by Zofran use, and would like to hear from you if you or a loved one were injured as well. Please contact us today for a free consultation.