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GlaxoSmithKline LLC lost a bid to toss 50 Zofran birth injury lawsuits. The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts said the plaintiffs offered enough evidence that the anti-nausea medication can cause birth injuries. There are several hundred suits pending in the federal multidistrict.

About Zofran

Adorable Baby Cute 69096Ondansetron, sold under the brand name Zofran, is a common anti-nausea drug. Some women are prescribed Zofran during pregnancy to combat morning sickness, which is one of the most common ailments facing pregnant women.
The Food and Drug Administration has not approved Zofran for the treatment of morning sickness. This is an off-label use that may carry serious risks, including the possibility of having a child with a birth defect, including cleft palates, atrial septal defects (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD). The safety profile of Zofran, when taken by pregnant women, has not been thoroughly studied.
Studies have noted an apparent connection between Zofran and congenital birth defects. Women who take Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy may be more than twice as likely to have a child suffering from certain defects, according to the studies.

Zofran Birth Injury Lawsuits

There has been a long history of Zofran birth injury lawsuits. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice had brought a lawsuit against GSK. The government said that the company promoted the use of Zofran to treat morning sickness. GSK plead guilty to federal charges of fraud and illegal promotion of several drugs. As part of the settlement, the pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay $3 billion to the U.S. and certain states.
Now, there have been hundreds of personal injury suits. Yet, GSK still denies that Zofran causes birth defects. The company tried to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits. However, the federal judge denied GSK’s request.
U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor said it was unclear if GSK “compiled with the FDA’s letter of regulations and whether GSK had presented expert backing for its argument about the data’s authenticity.”

Help For Families Harmed by Zofran

zofran litigationBirth defects present families with a hardship they don’t deserve. They are tragic and, in some cases, life-threatening. They may require one or more surgeries to correct, and a child may deal with consequences from the condition for the rest of life.
If this has happened to your family, you deserve help. An experienced pharmaceutical drug lawyer at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm may be able to help your family get justice.
At our firm, we know how to go toe-to-toe with huge pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline, the multibillion-dollar maker of Zofran. We’ve done it before and have been successful on behalf of families like yours. We don’t back down, and we don’t stop until we’ve pursued every possible angle to get your family compensated for what you’ve been put through.
We may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Hospital stays and medical procedures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Future care
  • The pain and suffering this brought on your family

Contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm

If you took Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a congenital defect, we want to hear from you. We may be able to build a case seeking compensation on your behalf.
A case evaluation is free, and there is never any obligation on your part. Let us tell you what we can do for you. Our job is to make things as easy as possible for our clients during this difficult time.
Call us today or fill out the form on this page to speak with us. We may be able to fight for a better future for your family.

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