Zofran Birth Defect Lawyers in Buffalo
Representing Clients in Defective Drug Cases in Rochester & Beyond
Zofran is an anti-nausea drug approved to treat cancer patients who experienced nausea and/or vomiting associated with anesthesia after surgical procedures. To date, Zofran has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. Despite this, medical providers across the U.S. prescribe Zofran to millions of pregnant women every year. This off-label use has been associated with birth defects, including cleft palate and congenital heart defects. For both parents and children, this can mean lead to serious challenges, as children born with birth defects will require additional medical treatment and could experience lifelong adverse effects.
If you took Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with birth defects, or if your mother was prescribed Zofran while pregnant and you developed a cleft palate of congenital heart failure as a result, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Faraci Lange, LLP is currently representing clients affected by the off-label prescribing and use of Zofran to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, leading to birth defects. We can help you with your claim.
Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits & Settlements
GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK), the maker of Zofran, agreed in July of 2012 to pay $2 billion in response to a government lawsuit. The lawsuit, which was brought under the False Claims Act, alleged that GSK promoted the use of Zofran for non-approved, off-label uses and provided kickbacks to doctors and medical providers who prescribed Zofran to pregnant women for the treatment of morning sickness.
Birth Defects Associated with Zofran
Recent studies have linked the use of Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy to certain birth defects. These include:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Congenital heart defects
Infants born with such defects require revision surgeries (in the case of cleft lips/palates) and ongoing medical treatment (for congenital heart defects). In the case of severe heart defects, infants may die or have significantly shortened lifespans.
How Our Firm Can Help
If you or your child was affected by the off-label use of Zofran, meaning you or your child suffered associated birth defects after the maternal use of Zofran during pregnancy, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our Buffalo defective drug attorneys have extensive experience in this area of litigation, as well as a proven record of success in handling Zofran birth defect cases. In addition to our highly accredited, award-winning attorneys, we also retain nurses on staff who assist in researching and investigating claims. Since 1968, we have been dedicated to pursuing rightful recoveries on behalf of victims of negligence and wrongful practices, including the wrongful practices of major pharmaceutical companies. To learn more about how we can assist you, reach out to us and schedule a free, personalized legal consultation.
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