A mother suffered severe nausea during her pregnancy. She listened to her doctor’s recommendation to take Zofran, an anti-nausea drug that doctors sometimes prescribe off-label to treat morning sickness.
The mother took Zofran during her pregnancy, and she delivered a child with birth defects.
The suffering and emotional strain resulting from the child’s birth defects led the mother to file a Zofran birth defect lawsuit targeting the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
The family filed the lawsuit in July 2015 in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
The child suffered from a cleft lip, cleft palate, speech impediments, and ear problems. As a result of these birth defects, the child underwent 8 reparative surgeries. According to the child’s doctors, they expect to perform future surgical operations.
This is no way for a child to grow up.
GSK must be held accountable for pushing Zofran on physicians and pregnant mothers.
According to this lawsuit’s court filing, GSK didn’t conduct studies on Zofran use during pregnancy. Instead, the pharmaceutical giant went straight to promoting the drug as safe for pregnancy. The court document states that “GSK’s conduct was tantamount to using expectant mothers and their unborn children as human guinea pigs.”
In pushing the off-label prescription of Zofran for morning sickness, GSK thought only of sales, and not at all of consumer safety.
The Zofran lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe can help you and your family. If you used Zofran during your pregnancy, and your child developed birth defects in the womb, we encourage you to explore your legal options today.
Our Zofran lawyers are currently investigating birth defect cases, and are offering free case evaluations. We can help you decide if filing a lawsuit is the right decision for you and your family.
You can reach us by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Zofran