ATLANTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Schneider Hammers are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who delivered children with serious birth defects after being prescribed the anti-nausea medication Zofran (ondansetron) in the first trimester of pregnancy. Originally approved for use in seriously ill cancer patients, the FDA has not approved the drug for use in pregnant women, yet it is still widely prescribed off-label to treat the symptoms of morning sickness. There are currently several lawsuits pending across the nation after studies revealed that those who took Zofran were at a significantly higher risk of delivering a child with birth defects.
Zofran has been linked to the following birth defects:
- Skeletal abnormalities and disfigurement
- Muscoskeletal deformities
- Heart defects, including tachycardia, holes in the heart, or septal defects
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Kidney malformations
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
If you or someone you know has delivered a child with one of the above birth defects, Zofran may have been to blame. We urge you to call Schneider Hammers as soon as possible to learn more about your options for legal action. Click here to fill out an online consultation form.
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Studies have shown that taking Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy, which is the most crucial development stage for a baby, increases the risk of birth defects by 30 percent. The risk that a child will be born with a heart defect or a cleft palate is doubled.
GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the drug, has already resolved claims made against them regarding the promotion of Zofran for purposes other than those which received approval from the FDA. Although a civil settlement was reached in 2012, victims did not receive compensation in the company’s settlement with the government.
At Schneider Hammers, our attorneys are committed to helping those who have suffered injury hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for releasing and marketing defective and dangerous drugs. Our attorneys have a combined 40 years of experience advocating for the rights of the injured and know what it takes to secure results. Let us fight for you!