The anti-nausea drug Zofran is not approved for the treatment of morning sickness. When it is used by pregnant women, studies suggest it may increase the risk of having a baby with a heart defect, cleft palate, or other serious birth defect.
Need a Texas Zofran Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had a baby with a birth defect after taking Zofran during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Zofran Not Approved for Morning Sickness
Zofran is a popular “off-label” treatment for extreme morning sickness in pregnant women. Unfortunately, the fetal safety of Zofran was based on less than 200 births. It is also a “Pregnancy Category B” medication, which means the risk of birth defects in humans is unknown, but animal studies have not found evidence of risk.
Studies Linking Zofran and Birth Defects
In recent years, several studies have found evidence of potential fetal risks.
One study, published in Birth Defects Research in 2012, linked Zofran with a 2.4-fold increased risk of cleft palate. Babies who are born with this birth defect are missing the roof of their mouth. They may have trouble eating or need surgery.
Other studies have found evidence of heart defects. Six months after a study of 600,000 births found no evidence linking Zofran and birth defects, another study based on 900,000 births from the same registry linked Zofran with a doubled increased risk of heart defects, and a 30% increased risk of birth defects overall.
FDA Warnings: Maternal Safety Concerns
The FDA has also issued safety warnings for side effects of Zofran. These side effects can be life-threatening or fatal for a mother and her unborn child:
- Serotonin Syndrome: Symptoms include confusion, agitation, rigid muscles, rapid heartbeat, high fever, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
- Irregular Heart Rhythm: May lead to deadly cardiovascular events, such as Torsade des pointes
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a Zofran class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving serious injuries. Contact us if your baby was born with:
- Birth defects
- Heart defects
- Heart murmur
- Atrial septal defect
- Ventricular septal defect
- Hole in the heart
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Fetal growth restriction (poor growth in the womb)
- Musculoskeletal defects
- Kidney defects
- And More
About Class Actions
A class action may not be the best way to seek justice for a Zofran birth defect. Class actions are designed to provide reimbursement for thousands of people with the same financial injury (for example, buying a defective product). However, they are not designed to maximize the cash payout for individuals with severe injuries.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Zofran Class Action
Our attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe this is the best way we can advocate for victims of Zofran. We always review new cases for free. In addition, we typically work on contingency-fee, which means we only get paid when we win.
Birth defect are among the most serious injuries that any medication can cause, because the consequences are often lifelong. There is no excuse for pharmaceutical companies who market a dangerous drug while failing to warn about this risk.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your child’s pain and suffering, medical expenses (past and future care), your lost income, and more. Contact us today to learn more.
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