Doctors prescribe the anti-nausea drug Zofran for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Doctors also prescribe the medication to treat morning sickness, although it was never approved for that purpose by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
More than 500 lawsuits are currently pending in federal court against GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, involving allegations that the company unlawfully and fraudulently promoted Zofran as a way to treat morning sickness.
If you took the morning sickness medicine, Zofran, and your child developed one of the following conditions, you may be entitled to compensation:
- BIRTH DEFECTS
- HEART DEFECTS
- CLEFT PALATE
- CLEFT LIP
- CLUB FOOT
- SKULL DEFORMITIES
Families of children who suffered birth defects after mothers took Zofran while pregnant have sued GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, alleging that while the company knew about birth defect risks, it never warned consumers as it continued to promote the drug for pregnant women as an “off label” morning sickness treatment.
Patients who have sustained harm from taking Zofran are filing lawsuits in federal courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the manufacturers of Zofran. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting Zofran induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by taking Zofran, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.