Studies Link Zofran to Increased Risk of Birth Defects
The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is now investigating and evaluating potential lawsuits against Zofran. The anti-nausea drug has been linked to hundreds of birth defects. Several studies have found a 30% increase of birth defects associated when taking the drug, with specifically high rates of cleft palate. If you or someone you love took Zofran and suffered an injury as a result, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Give us a call today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800.
Zofran Side Effects
The lawsuits against Zofran cite several potential side effects that can harm both mothers and infants.
The most common side effects and injuries for infants are:
- Cleft lip/palate
- Heart defects/murmurs
- Kidney failure
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies Zofran as a “Pregnancy Category B” medication. That means the agency is unsure if it is safe. Pregnant women with questions about Zofran should consult their doctors immediately as Zofran as been linked to side effects for pregnant women as well.
Studies: Zofran Increases Risk of Birth Defects
In February 2013, a group of Swedish researchers reviewed reports from 600,000 children exposed to Zofran during pregnancy and found that women who took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy were, in fact, at an increased risk for delivering children with major congenital heart defects, including septal heart defects.
A Toronto Star investigation found 20 cases where Canadian women were treated for morning sickness with Zofran and delivered children with various birth defects, including kidney malformations, heart defects, and in two cases death.
Call Today for a Free Zofran Consultation
If you or someone you love took Zofran and suffered a birth defect or malformation, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. The injuries caused by Zofran may have been prevented if adequate warnings had been provided about the risk associated with using Zoloft during pregnancy. The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is at the forefront of the fight to protect the public, and will stand up for your rights against the big drug and insurance companies. We will fight to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the justice you deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case as well as your legal rights. 803.252.4800.