Morning sickness is something no expectant mother wants to deal with but is almost always an early effect of the beautiful new life growing inside of her. Furthermore, although morning sickness is unpleasant at best, it is something women will deal with rather than take something that could harm their unborn child. Sadly, the anti-nausea medication, Zofran has been prescribed to pregnant women, and thus caused life-altering birth defects to the unborn babies.
Zofran is an anti-nausea drug used to help cancer patients receiving treatment
and those who become nauseous after surgery.
GlaxoSmithKline is the makers of Zofran, and negligently marketed the drug to physicians as a safe treatment for morning sickness. Likewise, GSK knew that Zofran was harmful to unborn fetus’, yet they continued to market it illegally and offer compensation to physicians to increase prescriptions towards expectant mothers.
It was found during animal testing that Zofran reaches past the placental barrier and thus can cause fetal damage. Such damage includes severing birth defects such as cleft palate, cleft lip, and congenital heart defects. Moreover, the FDA never cleared Zofran for safe use during pregnancy, but GSK continued to market it as such. Now, parents are suing the companies and struggle to understand how they could be so negligent and ignore such damaging effects from taking the drug during pregnancy.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are currently representing Zofran cases, and can help you. If you or a loved one were injured by Zofran or another drug, please contact us today for a free consultation. We can help you receive the fair financial compensation you deserve.