Zofran is an anti-nausea medication used to help patients with cancer, and those who get an upset stomach following surgery. Furthermore, the FDA has cleared Zofran use as a safe treatment for cancer and surgery patients but not for pregnant women.
Likewise, although the FDA has placed Zofran use in category B for use during pregnancy, GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of the drug, have ignored the government’s warnings. In addition, GSK knew the potential devastating side effects Zofran had on unborn babies, but continued to push the drug to patients as well as their physicians.
Now, women are having babies with such birth defects as cleft lip, cleft palate and heart abnormalities after taking Zofran in the first trimester. Now, several lawsuits are alleging GSK were negligent and failed to warn consumers of potential risks and unwanted side effects.
If you or your child has been harmed by Zofran use, we can help. Please contact the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free consultation.