One of the most common side effects experienced by pregnant women is morning sickness and other nausea. When the level of nausea reaches the highest levels, doctors may prescribe an anti-nausea drug. Many who took Zofran during pregnancy have filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer, after having children born with birth defects.
The Link between Zofran and Birth Defects
Zofran works to eliminate morning sickness by blocking the chemicals in the body that cause nausea and vomiting. For pregnant women, the highest likelihood of experiencing morning sickness is during the first trimester, when fetal development is at its most crucial. Some studies suggest that during this key developmental phase, Zofran can have serious adverse effects on a child, including:
- Heart defects
- Cleft lips
- Musculoskeletal deformities
- Kidney malformation
Mothers who have taken Zofran and given birth to a baby with a birth defect should consult with a physician to determine the cause of the defect. If the medical evidence suggests that the use of Zofran led to the defect, families should pursue legal action against GSK. Ideally, they should pursue this avenue with a certified personal injury specialist on their side.
We encourage you to leave the complexities of litigation to us while you concentrate on healing.
How to File a Zofran Lawsuit
Any injury lawsuit requires proof that the injury is the result of negligence. In a Zofran lawsuit, this means providing evidence that the mother took Zofran and that the baby suffered a birth defect due to use of the drug. Medical testimony will be necessary to establish this link.
GSK is a large corporation with vast resources. They have substantial legal representation prepared to take extensive measures in order to prove that your losses are not their client's fault. Rocky Walton is a personal injury lawyer with a track record of protecting victims' rights, and he can create a compelling case on your behalf. We encourage you to leave the complexities of litigation to us while you concentrate on healing.
Call Us for Help
Birth defects can have devastating lifelong repercussions for both children and parents. Coping with these effects can be costly in many crucial ways. If you have taken Zofran and suffered a birth defect, let us help your family recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to rebuild your lives. To schedule a free office consultation, contact us online or call us at (817) 429-4299.