Was Your Child Injured by Zofran?
Skilled Shreveport Pharmaceutical Lawyer
Zofran is a drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and post-surgery. However, it has widely been prescribed “off-label” to help pregnant women who are experiencing nausea during morning sickness. In short, it was never tested or approved for use in pregnant women, and has been linked to a number of serious birth defects.
Birth Defects Linked to Zofran
GSK, the manufacturer of Zofran was ordered by the United States Department of Justice to pay a $3 billion fine in 2012 for illegally promoting its medicine, fraud, and failing to report safety data. At the time, this was the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the country. If you have taken this drug during pregnancy, and you or your child suffered complications, you may be entitled to recover compensation for damages.
Some of the birth defects and injuries that have been linked to Zofran include:
- Infant death
- Heart defects
- Cleft lip or palate
- Low birth weight
- Kidney malformations
- Fetal growth restrictions
- Musculoskeletal abnormalities
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
Do you think you may have a Zofran personal injury case? Now is the time to act. If you or your child has suffered injury or birth defects due to the use of Zofran during pregnancy, it is possible to recover losses for these injuries, mental and emotional distress, and other damages against the manufacturer. They have already been shown to be at fault for the way the drug was improperly promoted, and our Shreveport personal injury attorney at the Harrelson Law Firm has the experience and knowledge of the law to fight for the maximum amount that you are legally entitled to.
Reach us at (318) 300-3880 and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation!