Our firm is currently reviewing Zofran Birth Injury Cases. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that was originally devolved to help chemotherapy patients combat nausea. It has proven to be very helpful in this area, however, the drug is also often prescribed to help with morning sickness during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the drug was never approved for this type of use and recent medical studies have suggested that unborn children exposed to Zofran during pregnancy have an increased risk of heart defects, cleft palate, cleft lip and other congenital injuries. The manufacture of the drug failed to warn the medical providers and mothers about these side effects. In fact, it appears that the manufacturer promoted this "off-label" use despite there being no FDA approval. An act which they plead guilty to and agreed to pay over 2 billion in fines. If you had taken Zofran during pregnancy please feel free to call our office to discuss your options. We have also put some frequently asked questions below to give you a little more information about the claims surrounding Zofran.
I TOOK ZOFRAN WHILE PREGNANT WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Don't panic. If you are still pregnant you should discuss any concerns you have with your doctor. He or she can explain the risks and help you with any concerns. If you had an uncomplicated birth and a healthy child then you really shouldn't worry. I would suggest talking to your pediatrician to make sure there are no health issues such as an undiagnosed heart defect. However, if you took Zofran for morning sickness and your child was born with heart issues, a cleft lip or cleft palate we would suggest you contact our office. You should also go to your pharmacist and obtain any records you have of medications taken during pregnancy. If you have trouble getting these records we can help.
WHAT ARE THE LAWSUITS INVOLVING ZOFRAN CLAIMING?
The lawsuits against the manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline, set forth allegations that go far beyond just unintended injuries from the drug. The allegations include claims that GlaxoSmithKline decided to illegally market this drug while at the same time they withheld important warnings about the link between Zofran and birth defects.
WHAT IF I TOOK THE DRUG SEVERAL YEARS AGO?
As most everyone knows each state has a time limit to file a lawsuit. However, in Tennessee the statute of limitations is tolled if the injured person is under eighteen (18) years old. As such, if your child has one of these injuries and they are nineteen (19) years old or younger you can still probably file a claim. However, the longer you wait the harder it is to put evidence together so we suggest you contact a Nashville Zofran lawyer as soon as possible.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO HIRE A ZOFRAN LAWYER
These cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don't have to pay anything unless a recover is made. If a recover is made our fee will be based upon a percentage of the money obtained.