Zofran is a medication used to treat nausea. Likewise, Zofran is typically prescribed to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or those who have recently had surgery. The FDA has approved Zofran for use in these instances, yet not for use for nausea during pregnancy. Sadly, although unapproved, the makers of Zofran illegally marketed it as safe for use in pregnant women.
Zofran use while in the first trimester of pregnancy can cause devastating birth defects in unborn babies. Likewise, such birth defects include cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart defects. GlaxoSmithKline is the makers of Zofran and knew the risks of the drug all along, yet continued to market the drug to physicians. Moreover, physicians were compensated to prescribe Zofran, and GSK has already paid billions in fines related to those charges.
It was found that Zofran reaches past the placental barrier during animal testing. Sadly, Zofran was still prescribed to unknowing pregnant women. Now families are seeking answers for the pharmaceutical giants negligence and are suing the company.
If Zofran use or any other drug harmed your child, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to speak to you. We are currently representing Zofran cases, and can help you. Please contact us today for a free consultation.