Zofran Lawsuit and Birth Defect Information

Zofran use during the first trimester of pregnancy may potentially double the chance of a child being born with birth defects. The anti-nausea medication is being recommended to treat severe morning sickness but it has not been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for such use. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Zofran, allegedly never confirmed the drug was safe for use in pregnant women before offering it as a treatment for morning sickness.

Zofran FDA Warning

zofran birth defect lawsuitThe FDA issued a warning concerning Zofran stating that it had identified a potential safety issue with the drug. The agency wanted to conduct an evaluation of Zofran due to the amount of adverse events concerning it that were reported to the FDA’s database. According to the FDA, the evaluation is still ongoing and no updates have been given.

Zofran and Pregnancy Side Effects

Zofran is an anti-nausea medication which was only approved for use by the FDA to treat nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Prescribing Zofran to treat morning sickness in pregnant women is considered an off-label use of the drug and has not been approved by the FDA. Zofran use during pregnancy could increase the risk of a child being born with birth defects.

If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with any of the following birth defects, please call our firm:

  • Atrial Septal Heart defects
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Cleft Palate
  • Other heart defects


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Are You Eligible for a Zofran Lawsuit?

The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by Zofran. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-809-0911 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a claim may be limited.

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