The national Zofran lawsuit concerns the use of the prescription drug Zofran and the growing evidence linking it to an increased risk of birth defects.

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What is zofran?

Zofran (ondansetron) is commonly prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Additionally, it has been used off-label to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, despite not being FDA-approved for this use. Emerging evidence and legal claims suggest that Zofran may increase the risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy, leading to a surge in lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer. These lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the risk of birth defects, putting mothers and their unborn children at risk.

If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with birth defects, a Zofran lawyer can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing a lawsuit. A successful Zofran lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care costs, and emotional distress, offering some measure of justice and support to affected families.

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birth defects associated with zofran use

Individuals may consider filing a lawsuit after taking the prescription drug Zofran due to experiencing serious adverse effects that were not adequately disclosed by the manufacturer. Originally approved to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing surgery or cancer treatments, Zofran has been associated with an increased risk of birth defects when used off-label by pregnant women to treat morning sickness.

Families considering a Zofran lawsuit should be aware of the birth defects linked to the medication’s use during pregnancy, including:

  • Heart defects, such as congenital heart disease
  • Cleft palate and cleft lip
  • Kidney malformations
  • Musculoskeletal anomalies

How Seeking a Lawyer for Your zofran case helps

Pursuing a lawsuit for birth defects allegedly caused by Zofran involves navigating complex legal and medical issues, requiring the expertise of an experienced lawyer. At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, our team of experienced lawyers is knowledgeable about the specific challenges of pharmaceutical litigation. They can guide you through the process of filing a claim, gathering necessary medical evidence, and advocating on your behalf for fair compensation for your experience with Zofran.

Consulting with a lawyer can provide clarity and direction, helping you take the first step toward seeking accountability and support for your child’s needs. If you’re ready to speak to an attorney, contact Shunnarah today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Zofran.

How can I determine if my child’s birth defects are related to Zofran?

If you took Zofran during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester, and your child was born with birth defects such as heart defects or cleft lip and palate, there may be a connection. It is crucial to consult with medical professionals who can review your medical history and your child’s conditions. Gathering all medical records related to your pregnancy and your child’s treatment will also be essential for assessing potential links to Zofran.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit for injuries or birth defects caused by Zofran?

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if there is a reasonable link between your Zofran use during pregnancy and the subsequent birth defects observed in your child. The key factors will include the timing and dosage of Zofran taken, the specific nature of the birth defects, and existing medical evidence supporting the claim. A personal injury attorney can provide a detailed assessment and help determine your eligibility for a lawsuit.

What type of compensation can I seek in a Zofran lawsuit?

In a Zofran lawsuit, you may be able to claim compensation for medical expenses associated with the birth defects, including surgeries and ongoing care needs. Additionally, you can seek damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and potentially lost wages if caring for your child has impacted your ability to work. In cases where negligence is proven, punitive damages may also be pursued to penalize wrongful actions by the drug manufacturer.

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