Morning sickness is one of the many undesired side effects of pregnancy, yet many women suffer through it without the assistance of any medication. Yet for the few that suffer from severe morning sickness, medication may be needed. For instance, some physicians have been prescribing Zofran to their pregnant patients, and as a result their babies are suffering devastating birth injuries.
Zofran is an anti nausea medication primarily used for those battling cancer, or who have recently had surgery. Zofran is made by GlaxoSmithKline, and is not safe for use during pregnancy. The FDA has not approved Zofran for use in pregnant women, but GSK has been marketing it as such. As a result, babies are being born with heart defects, cleft lip, and cleft palate. Now, the families who have suffered are seeking answers for the pharmaceutical giant's negligence. Sadly, although GSK has been receiving complaints from pregnant women since 1992 regarding birth defects, nothing has been done to stop them marketing Zofran as safe until now.
The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are currently representing families that have suffered as a result of Zofran. If Zofran or any other drug has harmed you or a family member, our skilled attorneys would like to hear from you. Please call us today.