Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Zofran (ondansetron) is a commonly prescribed medication to treat morning sickness and nausea in pregnant women. The use of Zofran in pregnant women is considered an “off-label” use because it was never approved by the FDA to treat pregnant women.
If you have taken Zofran during pregnancy and your child has birth defects, immediately seek legal advice from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC. Our Zofran lawsuit lawyer will carefully examine your case if you are entitled to compensation. Contact us today online or by calling (888)640-DRUG.
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- Mark Shapiro has been a mass tort lawyer handling tort cases, such as Zofran, for over two decades.
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Types of Birth Defects Linked to Zofran
Several studies have linked Zofran use during pregnancy to birth defects. If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was diagnosed with any of the following birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation:
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
- Neural Tube Defects
- Musculoskeletal Deformities
- $2 Billion Settlement
In 2012 GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, agreed to a $2 billion civil settlement after the United States Department of Justice alleged they paid illegally marketed Zofran to expectant mothers for off-label uses. According to the Department of Justice press release, “GSK promoted certain forms of Zofran, approved only for post-operative nausea, for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women. It also includes allegations that GSK paid kickbacks to health care professionals to induce them to promote and prescribe these drugs.” GlaxoSmithKline has since changed the warning label to include “The use of ondansetron in pregnancy is not recommended.”
Free Consultation with Our Zofran Lawsuit Lawyer
The Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represents victims of Zofran birth defects nationwide. If you or a loved one have has suffered from Zofran related birth defects, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. For a free, no risk or obligation, case evaluation by a leading Zofran lawsuit attorney, contact the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC today at (888) 640-DRUG (3784) or complete the case evaluation on this page.