Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline released Zofran®, a powerful anti-nausea drug, several years ago as for use in patients undergoing chemotherapy. The drug soon began to be marketed off label to treat pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. Since that time, it has come to light that taking Zofran can cause unborn children of pregnant mothers to be born with birth defects.
One of the most common Zofran birth defects are heart defects, which can have lifelong health effects and require corrective surgery.
An article from KVLY 11 News tells the story of a two-year-old girl born with heart problems after her mother took Zofran during pregnancy. The condition wasn’t discovered until recently when the child underwent an X-ray. Now, the child must undergo open-heart surgery to close two holes in her heart.
A benefit is being held to help raise funds for the child’s medical costs, but the drug injury attorneys with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel explain that familes of Zofran birth defect victims may also be eligible for compensation.
Filing a drug injury lawsuit can be complicated, which is why we suggest speaking with an attorney about your case as soon as possible. Doing so can help ensure your legal rights to compensation are protected throughout the legal process.