Zofran is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is known in generic form as ondansetron and ondansetron hydrochloride. The drug works by blocking the actions of certain chemicals in the body that can cause nausea and vomiting.
The drug Zofran is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. It was also used widely by pregnant women to prevent morning sickness.
Why Are Zofran Lawsuits Being Filed?
Unfortunately, Zofran has potentially serious side effects that manufacturers failed to disclose to patients.
Some patients taking Zofran developed abnormal heart rhythms that were in some cases fatal. Women taking Zofran during pregnancy were at much higher risk for having children with cleft palates, heart malformations and other major birth defects.
What Should I Do If I Am Taking Zofran?
If you are taking Zofran while you are pregnant or if you are planning on getting pregnant, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible to learn about your treatment options. It is up to you and your health care provider to assess the risk and explore whether alternative treatment options are right for you. Keep track of how much Zofran you have taken and at what stage of your pregnancy you took the medication. This information can be helpful when developing your case.
How Do I Know If I Am Having A Serious Reaction To Zofran?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell if Zofran will influence your child's health when you are pregnant. In some cases, people experience serious reactions to Zofran such as rashes, itching/swelling of the face/tongue/throat, dizziness, trouble breathing, hallucinations, fast heartbeat, severe nausea or vomiting/diarrhea, unexplained fever, agitation or restlessness. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical treatment immediately.
Will I Have Any Problems If I Stop Taking Zofran?
Zofran is not known to be an addictive substance nor one that produces a tolerance for the drug. If you stop taking Zofran, you may experience a rebound effect of the symptoms you had prior to taking it, such as nausea and vomiting. Talk to your doctor before you change your dosage so you can closely monitor your condition.
How Can Filing A Zofran Lawsuit Help Me?
Our attorneys have extensive experience holding prescription drug companies accountable when they sell a dangerous drug to an unsuspecting public. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury, it is critical that you speak with our lawyers as soon as possible. Drug companies do not pay large damage awards willingly. Our Zofran lawyers have the experience to build a strong case of liability against the drug company for damages such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
How Long Do I Have To File A Zofran Lawsuit?
Though it can differ between jurisdictions, the statute of limitations for filing a pharmaceutical injury claim is typically two years. This means you have two years from the date of injury onset to file your claim. If you are unsure of your eligibility to file a claim, contact our office. The earlier you start the claim process, the better chance you have for a thorough and well-documented injury claim that results in compensation for you and your family.
Talk With An Attorney Today
If you or someone you know has suffered heath problems after taking Zofran intravenously or in tablet form, call 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free, or email us for a free and confidential consultation about your legal options. From our law offices in Houston, we file Zofran lawsuits for clients throughout Texas and the United States.