Zofran is an anti-nausea drug used to help those who have just had surgery, as well as cancer patients that are receiving chemotherapy and radiation. Likewise, although the Food and Drug Administration has not approved Zofran for use during pregnancy (it is placed in category B for safeness), it was negligently marketed as such by its makers. Furthermore, Zofran makers, GlaxoSmithKline have been receiving notices from families regarding the safety concerns of the drug since 1992, yet nothing has been done about it until now.
Currently, there have been many lawsuits popping up due to the makers marketing Zofran as safe for pregnant women although it clearly is not. Likewise, many families are looking for answers because they unknowingly thought Zofran was safe during pregnancy, and are having babies with birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects. Sadly, Zofran makers knew how unsafe the drug was due to research results. For instance, it was tested on animals and deemed unsafe for use during pregnancy. Also, it was found to reach past the placental barrier when tested as well. Now, families are rightly demanding answers on how the pharmaceutical giant could be so careless in the safety of its drug.
If Zofran, or another drug has harmed you or a family member, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. We are currently representing cases linked to injuries caused by Zofran use, and can help you. Please call us today for a free consultation.