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Have you taken Zofran?
You may be eligible for compensation.
Please contact us if you took Zofran® (ondansetron) for morning sickness while pregnant, and your child was born with any of the following birth defects:
- Congential heart defect
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Kidney malformation
- Other birth defects
Facts about Zofran:
Zofran (Ondansetron) is a drug generally prescribed for the treatment of nausea, vomiting after surgery, vomiting after cancer chemotherapy treatments. Although Zofran has been used for treatment of the above nausea and vomiting, it has never been approved for the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnant women. It is however often prescribed to pregnant woment for 'morning sickness' because of it's effectiveness in blocking serotonin in the brain that causes queasiness or vomiting. Because of the growing concerns associated with this application, women who are pregnant should discuss safer treatment alternatives with their doctors.
Is Zofran safe to use during pregnancy?
Zofran has not been tested or approved for use during pregnancy and recent findings show alarming consequences when Zofran is taken during pregancy.
- Recent research shows that congenital heart defects increased 200% when Zofran was taken during the first trimester of a pregnancy. (This finding was was the largest to date and released in Aug. 2013 by Danish researchers and included a study of nearly 900,000 women over thirteen years and researching the relation between Zofran and birth defects)
- Research shows that cleft palate increased 200% associated with Zofran exposure during the first trimester. (This finding was released in Jan. 2012 from a study by the Center of Birth Defects Research and Prevention)
- Investigative findings revealed twenty cases of heart defects or kidney malformations from births by Canadian women who were taking Zofran. (The Toronto Star reports filed with the U.S. FDA in 2012)
- An FDA warning was issued about increased risk of fatal arrhythmia associated with ondansetron.
Why was Zofran used to treat pregnant women?
Zofran's manufacturer (GlaxoSmithKline) encouraged doctors to use this drug for the purpose of treating nausea/vomiting in pregnant women (an illegal practice called 'off-label marketing'). GlaxoSmithKline settled for $3 billion with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.
Are you eligible to receive compensation?
Women who have used Zofran, and whose babies have been born with serious health problems or physical malformations, have legal recourse. The Curtis Law Group is an experienced pharmaceutical law firm that has secured large settlements against large pharmaceutical companies.
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