Zofran, an anti-nausea drug prescribed to pregnant women, is linked to birth defects. Many of these birth defects are severe and life-altering. Lawsuits are underway against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, which made billions from Zofran sales. If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect, you may qualify for a Zofran settlement.
Recent Zofran Settlement Information
In July 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement about GlaxoSmithKline pleading guilty to fraud allegations over numerous drugs. The pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay $3 billion after failing to report safety data. The Zofran settlement, which also names Paxil, Wellbutrin, Advair, Lamictal and Avandia, is the largest in U.S. history. The Department of Justice’s statement reads, “GSK promoted certain forms of Zofran, approved only for post-operative nausea, for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women.”
Zofran Settlement Reached Due to False Claims, Kickbacks
GSK’s Civil Settlement Agreement admits promoting Zofran for off-label and untested uses (such as pregnancy). The company also admitted paying physicians kickbacks to prescribe the named drugs. GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $1.043 billion over false Zofran claims, as well as other drugs. The federal settlement share is $832 million, while the state’s share equals $210 million. Although no plaintiffs have yet won a Zofran settlement. However, evidence indicates that GlaxoSmithKline could tap the $3 billion fraud payout to distribute individual Zofran settlement awards to injured claimants. If so, this would help alleviate the pain and suffering caused by not conducting clinical studies as well as failure to report safety data.
How You Can Qualify For A Zofran Settlement
If you or your loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and had a child born with a birth defect (such as a cleft palate, cleft lip, or heart defect), act now. A Zofran settlement could include pain and suffering damages as well as pay for your child’s ongoing care. GlaxoSmithKline knowingly marketed Zofran to pregnant women, offering physicians kickbacks to prescribe it without clinical safety testing. Their fraudulent marketing hurt thousands, and if you’re among those victims, we can help you get the pay and justice you deserve. An experienced attorney can determine your claim’s eligibility before filing a Zofran lawsuit.
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.