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Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

More lawsuits are springing up around the country which allege that Glaxo Smith Kline’s drug Zofran caused multiple different types of birth defects in unborn babies when mothers took the drug during their pregnancies.

The lawsuits have alleged to following types of defects resulting from the use of Zofran during pregnancy:

  • abdominal defects
  • heart defects / hole in the heart (atrial septal defect)
  • brain defects
  • developmental delays
  • congenital birth defects
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • hypospadia birth defects
  • chromosomal birth defects
  • heart problems for the mother
  • webbed toes
  • inter-uterine growth restriction
  • musculoskeletal abnormality
  • kidney malformations

Zofran is not approved for use during pregnancy.

The FDA has placed Zofran in the “Pregnancy Category B” which means that the drug did not reveal abnormalities during animal studies but additional testing would be needed before this drug could become a Pregnancy Category A drug. Pregnancy Category A drugs have been put through studies but have not shown evidence of risk in later trimesters with human babies.

Giddens Law firm, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is currently accepting Zofran induced birth defect cases. Call for a free consultation if you or someone you know took Zofran while pregnant. Our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about this matter.

Zofran Investigated – Possible Link to Cleft Palate, Lip, and Heart Defects

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Zofran (ondansetron HCl Dihydrate) is produced by Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals and is often prescribed to treat nausea during pregnancy. It is not fully known how the drug works but millions in our country have been prescribed this medication in a very free fashion because the potentially dangerous nature of the drug for expectant mothers was never disclosed by the Pharmaceutical company. Zofran was believed to be safe to treat any number of nausea symptoms during pregnancy. There have been new reports that Zofran has been linked to birth defects in babies, including cleft palate, cleft lip and congenital heart defects.

Our firm is investigating these claims and would be happy to speak with any individual who has questions about their child’s cleft palate, cleft lip or heart defect and any possible links to the medications they have been prescribed. If you or a family member has recently had a child with a cleft palate, cleft lip or other heart defect after taking Zofran you may need to act now to preserve your rights. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day and we have gathered additional information if you or a loved one would like information on this topic.

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Many medications have unforseen side effects.

When you contact our firm, consider the following questions: Why was Zofran prescribed? Do you have any known allergy to Zofran? The dosage amounts of Zofran and directions on use. (the prescription bottle may contain this information).