Zofran is an anti nausea drug that helps people going through cancer treatments, and those who have recently had surgery. The FDA has approved Zofran for safe use in such cases, yet has not given the drug the green light for use in morning sickness. Sadly, although Zofran is not approved for use in pregnant women, GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Zofran, have ignored the warnings and pushed the drug anyways.
During animal testing Zofran was found to reach past the placental barrier during pregnancy and thus affect the unborn fetus. Women who used Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy are now having babies with debilitating birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects. Furthermore, this is not the first time the company has been in trouble over Zofran. They were once fined for compensating physicians to push the drug to pregnant women even though they knew it was unsafe. Now, the families of the children who are suffering due to the company’s negligence are looking for answers.
Several lawsuits are pending against the pharmaceutical giant for failure to warn and negligence. The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are currently representing families injured by Zofran, and can help you. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.