Did You Take Zofran for Morning Sickness?

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Zofran was developed primarily to combat nausea, particularly for cancer patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatments. For several years, however, it has been prescribed “off-label” to alleviate morning sickness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not supported the decision to prescribe the drug to pregnant women. Nonetheless, drug manufacturers began touting its effectiveness and doctors followed suit to prescribe the medication.

The children of women who took Zofran during their pregnancy suffered an increased risk of developing a birth defect and other types of complications. If you believe that Zofran has placed you and your child unnecessarily in harm’s way, we urge you to contact our Birmingham injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may have a case and be eligible to receive rightful compensation.

What Types of Complications Occur?

Women who were given prophylactic Zofran prophylactically or within the first eight weeks of pregnant may be the highest risk patients. This is especially true for mothers who have had a history of morning sickness with their older children. Intravenous administration also sends the drug directly into the placenta, and there may be some reports that indicate that prominent drug makers may have been aware of the risk of doing this.

Some of the birth defects that are associated with prophylactic Zofran:

  • Clubfoot
  • Webbed toes
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Hearing loss
  • Physical deformities
  • Mental problems
  • Vision problems
  • Skull problems
  • Skull deformities

As part of our investigation, we can determine the source of negligence and assist you with the claims or legal processes. Whether it is because the manufacturer falsely advertised it usage, effectiveness, and safety, or because the doctor was aware of the risks but prescribed the drug regardless, we can take action to hold these parties accountable.

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Our Birmingham injury lawyer at Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys At Law has successfully handled numerous dangerous drug cases for more than 25 years. As a result of our commitment and diligence both in and out of the courtroom, we have helped obtain millions of dollars in compensation. We have a network of medical specialists and expert witnesses to offer us counsel and help us decipher all of the evidence to build you the strongest case possible.

Should you have any questions or require our assistance, do not hesitate to contact us right away. You will pay no fees unless we win your case!

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