DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICES & PHARMACEUTICAL INJURIES
MEDICAL DEVICE & PHARMACEUTICAL INJURY
Zofran, or Onansetron, has been noted as the most-prescribed pharmaceutical treatment for morning sickness in the United States. However, the FDA never approved Zofran to be used for morning sickness. Families of children who suffered birth defects after the mothers took Zofran while pregnant have sued Zofran’s original marketers over allegations that it marketed the drug to pregnant women without FDA approval and failed to warn about the potential risks associated with taking the drug while pregnant.
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Lawsuit Against GSK for Fraudulently Promoting Zofran
The majority of lawsuits against GSK, the original marketers of the popular drug, Zofran, allege that the company unlawfully and fraudulently promoted Zofran as a way to treat morning sickness. This was a use that was not approved by the FDA. Plaintiffs also allege that the company misrepresented the results of the animal studies, claiming the that the studies showed that Zofran was safe, when this wasn’t the case. Animal studies suggested the Zofran caused abnormal bone growth and signs of toxicity. The company erroneously claimed that Zofran was safe for pregnant women.
What Birth Defects are Associated With Zofran?
Some of the birth defects from pregnant women taking Zofran include heart defects, cleft palate, as well as skull deformities. Because of this GSK, the company responsible for marketing the drug, Zofran, has been named in over 600 actions in federal court
Is There a Lawsuit Against Zofran?
Yes. Families of children who suffered from birth defects after mothers took Zofran while pregnant have sued GlaxoSmithKline over allegations that the company marketed the drug to pregnant without approval from the FDA.
2021 Zofran Lawsuit Update
The District Judge presiding over all Zofran birth defect lawsuits pending throughout the federal courts has scheduled the first bellwether trial to go before a jury in October 2021. This will help gouge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimonies that will be repeated over the course of hundreds of lawsuits filed by families affected by Zofran, nationwide.
Zofran Linked to Birth Injuries
Patients who’s children were injured by Zofran may be able to obtain compensation to pay for medical care, therapy, pain and suffering, lost work time and productivity and other damages. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Reich & Binstock can provide a free, confidential consultation to help you understand your options and protect your rights. Please call us today at 713-622-7271.
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