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Zofran Linked to Birth Defects When Used During Pregnancy

Zofran Linked to Birth Defects When Used During Pregnancy

If you have experienced morning sickness during pregnancy, than you know it’s not an enjoyable thing. Furthermore, although nausea caused by the first trimester of pregnancy is unpleasant, no expectant mother would risk her unborn child’s life to make the queasy feeling go away.

Currently many lawsuits are popping up against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging the pharmaceutical giant was negligent and deceitful in regards to the anti-nausea drug, Zofran. Likewise, Zofran is typically used to help cancer patients receiving treatments and become nauseous. Additionally, the FDA has approved Zofran for safe to use for nausea treatment for cancer and surgery patients, but not for pregnant patients.

Sadly, although the government has not approved Zofran, GSK ignored such warnings and pushed the drug and offered incentives to physicians that prescribed it to pregnant patients. Tragically GSK knew that Zofran reached past the placental barrier when it was tested on pregnant animals.

Now women who took Zofran while pregnant are having babies born with debilitating birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord are currently representing Zofran cases from around the nation. If Zofran injured you or a loved one, we can help. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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