Zofran Birth Defects
You took care of yourself and your unborn child during your pregnancy. You took your prenatal vitamins, ate healthy food, and drank 8 glasses of water every day. You stopped drinking alcohol, avoided caffeine and changed your cleaning products to natural ones.
But you suffered from morning sickness and your doctor prescribed Zofran. Your doctor may have even told you Zofran was safe for you and your unborn baby. But you haven’t heard the whole story.
Does Zofran Cause Birth Defects
Women who took the anti-nausea drug Zofran during pregnancy may be at increased risk for babies born with serious birth defects. If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with any of the following conditions it could be related to the use of Zofran during your pregnancy:
- Cleft palate or cleft lip
- Heart defects – specifically septal heart defects (holes in the heart) like atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Club foot
- Skull deformities
If your baby was born with any of these conditions after taking Zofran, it’s not your fault. Mothers weren’t warned of the risks associated with taking Zofran during pregnancy. Your child may have been seriously hurt by a drug that you were led to trust.
Can Zofran Cause Hearing Loss
One of the first Zofran-related lawsuits against Glaxo Smith Kline (GSM) took place in February 2015 when Tomisha LeClair sued them when her daughter was born with several congenital defects, including, several heart defects, facial dysmorphia, low set ears, hearing loss, webbed toes, sensitivity to light and an inguinal hernia. LeClair took Zofran to treat her severe nausea and vomiting and never considered something could go wrong because she was told the drug was safe.
Her daughter has had 10 surgeries in 12 years to try and correct several abnormalities. The lawsuit claims if she had known the risks, she would never have taken Zofran and says GSM concealed the truth about the drug. She is claiming compensatory as well as punitive damages and hopes to warn other mothers-to-be about the dangers of the medication.
The truth is, the risks associated with Zofran have allegedly been known for some time and we can’t let pharmaceutical companies like GSM get away with misleading the public. We understand that if you are a mother who took Zofran while pregnant and had a child with birth defects, filing a lawsuit will not make the hurt magically disappear. But it can be the first step toward protecting our children and moms like you.
Taking Zofran During Pregnancy
If you or someone you know suspects a link between taking Zofran during pregnancy and a birth defect in their baby, Wolf & Pravato is now accepting Zofran case referrals. Revision surgeries and medical expenses associated with birth defects can be enormous and create financial burdens for families. The lost income, the extreme pain, suffering, and physical damages make these cases complex, but our legal team at Wolf & Pravato has the experience and the financial resources to take on these giant companies and to win the case for you, or for your loved one.
Contact The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato for Legal Help:
Call 1-954-633-8270 for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Our Florida personal injury lawyer will help you achieve justice. Justice is not automatic – let us fight for you.