While no one enjoys being nauseous, no woman would risk the health of your child in order to stop the unpleasant feeling of morning sickness. In addition, some pregnant women suffered debilitating morning sickness were prescribed the anti-nausea Zofran during their first trimesters. Consequently, those women are having children with devastating birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects as well. Now, families of the children who are left to suffer for the remainder of their lives are suing the makers of Zofran for negligence.
GlaxoSmithKline are the makers of Zofran, and negligently marketed and pushed the drug to pregnant women and their physicians. Moreover, GSK knew the horrific side effects of Zofran during pregnancy yet choice to continue to market the drug as safe, although the FDA never approved the drug as a safe treatment for morning sickness. The FDA only cleared Zofran use as safe for the treatment in cancer patients and those who become nauseous after surgery. GSK chose to ignore that when studies were conducted on animals, it was found that Zofran reaches past the placental barrier during pregnancy.
If Zofran harmed you or your child, we can help. Please contact the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free consultation.