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Aggressive Attorneys Representing Mothers Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy for Child Birth Injuries

Pregnant women who take the anti-nausea drug Zofran (generic: ondansetron) may be unknowingly exposing their babies to an increased risk for severe birth defects. Side effects associated with Zofran include cleft palate, heart defects, club foot, and craniosynostosis (skull deformities). If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect, please contact Calcagno & Associates, Attorneys at Law today for a free case evaluation. We may be able to help you receive financial compensation for your child’s birth injuries.

Zofran Warnings:

Zofran (ondansetron) is an FDA-approved anti-nausea drug that blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting. Zofran is approved to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing certain types of surgery or cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation). Some doctors also prescribe Zofran to pregnant women as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Unfortunately, studies link the medication to birth defects, and families are saying that the drug makers marketed the drug to pregnant women without FDA approval.

Common types of birth defects associated with Zofran include:

  • Heart defects
  • Heart murmur
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Hole in the heart
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Musculoskeletal defects
  • Fetal growth restriction (poor growth in the womb)
  • Kidney defects
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadia
  • And more

If your child was harmed by the side effects of Zofran, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation, and Calcagno & Associates can help.

Why Former Zofran Users are Filing Lawsuits

According to drugwatch.com, documents show that the drug makers at Glaxo knew as early as 1992 that Zofran presented “unreasonable risk of harm” to developing babies because the drug passes through the human placenta. Despite this knowledge, the drugmaker continued to market the drug to pregnant women.

Lawsuits assert a number of claims against Glaxo, including:

  • Glaxo had a duty to ensure its drug was safe before offering it to the public and failed to determine safety risks before selling it.
  • Glaxo failed to warn the public about dangerous side effects.
  • Glaxo advertised the drug as a safe treatment for morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum even if it was not approved for this use.
  • Glaxo misrepresented that animal studies showed the drug was safe, when in actuality the results showed abnormal bone growth and signs of toxicity.
  • Glaxo failed to properly evaluate all data and safety information on Zofran for use in pregnant women.
  • Glaxo produced a defective drug.
  • Glaxo falsely and fraudulently claimed Zofran was safe for pregnant women.

If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect, please contact Calcagno & Associates today for a free consultation, as you may be eligible for compensation.

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    Four (4) Week Trial
    Train Accident

    Hudson County Superior Court
    Union, New Jersey

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    Three (3) Week Trial
    Head-On Collision

    New York Supreme Court
    New York, NY

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    Wrongful Death
    Products Liability

    Essex County Superior Court
    Newark, New Jersey

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