Zofran is a popular drug used to block chemicals in the body that cause nausea and vomiting. Likewise, during pregnancy many women will try anything to stop their morning sickness. Sadly, when some pregnant women have been prescribed Zofran to ease their morning sickness, they were unknowingly increasing their likelihood of exposing their child to birth defects. Zofran is made by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), and has knowingly been the cause of birth defects since 1992. In addition, although the FDA has placed the use of Zofran in pregnant women in category B, which means it is not known to cause harm during pregnancy, outcomes are proving otherwise.
Moreover, many studies and past use has provided vastly different data. For example, following animal studies and the use of Zofran, it was not deemed safe for use during pregnancy. Additionally, Zofran passes by the placental barrier and does in fact affect the baby. Finally, although GSK has known about the devastating affects Zofran has had on babies since 1992, the pharmaceutical giant still continues to market the drug safe for use in pregnant women. Now, many families are looking for answers and filing lawsuits against the makers of Zofran, and seeking justice for their babies born with birth defects.
If you or a family member has been harmed by the use of Zofran, the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Our esteemed firm has just signed to represent a client in connection with the use of Zofran during pregnancy and having a child with a birth defect. Please contact us today for a no-cost assessment of your potential Zofran or drug liability case.