Birth Defect Risks & Zofran®
If you took Zofran® (ondansetron) while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect, Crumley Roberts can help. Our Zofran attorneys are currently investigating cases involving birth injuries and the popular anti-nausea medication, pursuing compensation to help families with medical bills and other losses. We are here to help you through life’s most difficult moments.
Although Zofran® was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing cancer treatment or surgery, it has been prescribed for other, off-label purposes. One of these is the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women.
Zofran® has since been linked to serious birth injuries and defects. This is not surprising when you consider that the developing fetus is most vulnerable during the first trimester of pregnancy – which is when most cases of morning sickness occur. Since Zofran® has been prescribed to treat morning sickness, the FDA has received reports of:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Kidney problems
Zofran® manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline paid a $3 billion settlement in 2012 after the U.S. Department of Justice determined that the company was marketing Zofran® and other drugs for off-label purposes.
At Crumley Roberts, We Care Like Family
If your child was born with birth defects and you took Zofran® while pregnant, you may be entitled to compensation. We believe that drug manufacturers should be held accountable for negligent and wrongful conduct, particularly when it causes severe injury to innocent children. We welcome you to call our offices any time to discuss your case and concerns.
When you come to Crumley Roberts, you become a part of our family. When you call, you will find a friendly professional on the line who is ready to take your concerns to heart and offer insight that can help you make the right choices about your case.
To get started, please give us a call at (828) 597-0163.