Pregnant mothers are provided with a number of drug options to treat morning sickness and nausea. One of the drugs, Zofran, is often prescribed by doctors and thought to be safe for unborn children and their mothers. However, recent studies have shown the use of Zofran during pregnancy can cause serious and devastating birth defects.
At Kreindler, our trusted attorneys work tirelessly to see you and your child get the justice you deserve after Zofran has caused birth defects. We have been aggressively fighting for our clients' rights since 1950, and continue to be a leader in the legal community. Pharmaceutical litigation is a major part of our core practice.
Types Of Birth Defects
Also known by its generic name, ondansetron, Zofran has been shown to have the potential to cause a wide range of side effects, including birth defects such as:
- Cleft lips and cleft palates
- Heart defects
- Other congenital malformation
- Club feet
While some of these birth defects can be handled with surgery, permanent scars and disabilities may result. Some children with these defects may never lead a normal life. It is important you understand your rights in taking action against the manufacturer of Zofran, whose negligence resulted in your child's injuries.
Filing A Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit On Your Behalf
Claims are being filed on the basis of negligence on the part of the pharmaceutical company. Their studies and trials of Zofran are now being recognized as incomplete, as their examination of the affects on fetuses was not extensive enough. Zofran was first approved to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. The prescribing of this drug to pregnant women was considered off-label and therefore the ramifications of the drug had not been sufficiently investigated. This unapproved use is what has led to the increase in Zofran lawsuits.
When consulting with our firm about your Zofran case, we can discuss the situation and help you understand your options. We file lawsuits on an individual basis, not as part of a class action against the drug company. This allows us to tailor our approach to suit your specific needs and circumstances, as well as the needs your child may have now and in the future.
Contact Our Firm Now
Whether you are in New York, Boston or another area of the country, our national lawyers at Kreindler can evaluate your Zofran case during a free consultation. We only recover an attorney's fee if we resolve your case successfully through settlement or trial. Contact Kreindler online for more information.