Background of First Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit
The first Zofran birth defect lawsuit was filed on February 16, 2015 by Tomisha LeClair of Boston, Massachusetts. LeClair was prescribed Zofran during her first trimester in order to combat pregnancy related morning sickness. While regularly taking Zofran to alleviate symptoms, LeClair was not aware of the side effects the medication would ultimately have on her unborn child.
When LeClair’s daughter was born in 2000, she was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects including: atrial septal defect, right ventricular hypertension and aortic arch hypoplasia. The severity of her daughter’s heart defects would require thirteen surgeries before her first birthday. Along with heart defects, her daughter has also been diagnosed with facial dysmorphia and multiple developmental delays.
If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with birth defects, speak to a Zofran Attorney now! You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Goal of Zofran Lawsuit
The ultimate goal of LeClair’s lawsuit against GlaxcoSmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer of Zofran, is to seek compensatory and punitive damages, equitable relief, along with any other relief for her daughter’s birth defects. LeClair is alleging that GSK knew the potential birth defect risks, yet failed to warn patients and doctors. She also states that if she would have been forewarned about the potential birth defects associated with Zofran, she would have never taken the medication.
The Future Of Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits
This Zofran birth defect lawsuit is the first of it’s kind and may shed light on the potential risk of Zofran use during pregnancy. If you were prescribed Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with a serious birth defect, it’s important to contact a Zofran Attorney. An attorney will fight for your rights and help you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
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