Zofran use during pregnancy is extremely common, but many women are unaware of just how risky it can be. Here are 5 surprising facts about the medication that you should know:
If you took Zofran during pregnancy and you child was born with birth defects, speak to a Zofran Attorney now! You may be entitled to financial compensation.
1. Zofran was approved by the FDA in 1991 for the treatment of nausea in chemotherapy and surgery patients.
2. Extensive research has never been conducted on Zofran use during pregnancy, but this hasn’t stopped doctors from prescribing the drug off-label.
3. Zofran’s manufacturer was ordered to pay $3 billion after pleading guilty to criminal and civil charges in June 2012. The manufacturer is accused of illegally marketing Zofran along with several other prescription drugs.
4. In February and March of 2015, four women filed the first Zofran lawsuits after their children were born with serious heart defects. All four women claim that GlaxoSmithKline knew the risks associated with taking the drug during pregnancy, yet failed to warn patients and doctors.
5. Lawyers are currently seeking Zofran claims from women who took the medication during pregnancy and had a child born with a serious birth defect. If you were prescribed the anti-nausea medication Zofran and your child was born with heart damage, cleft palate/lip, kidney defect or club foot you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Jared Heath is the author of The Sound in the Silence. In his role as an SEO content and digital marketing strategist, Jared was directly responsible for managing DrugJustice.com's editorial calendar and published articles on this website from 2015 to 2016. He is now pursuing a new career as a chiropractor.