A Utah mother has filed a products liability lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that the anti-nausea medication Zofran (generic: ondansetron) caused her daughter to be born with bilateral hip dysplasia, a musculoskeletal birth defect in which the hip joint has not formed properly.
What’s the Problem?
August 16, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, the mother was prescribed Zofran for morning sickness during her first trimester of pregnancy. Her daughter, “A.C.D.”, was born in 2011, and forced to undergo surgery to correct the misalignment of her hip bones 3 years later, according to the complaint.
The mother claims surgery did not correct the defect, and that A.C.D. has failed to meet developmental milestones and fallen behind other children her age, which have “prevented her from thriving physically and developmentally.”
The hip is a “ball-and-socket” joint. In a normal hip, the ball at the upper end of the thighbone (femur) fits firmly into the socket, which is part of the large pelvis bone. In babies with bilateral hip dysplasia, both side of the hip joint have not formed correctly, and the ball is loose in the socket and may be easy to dislocate.
The family is seeking damages for psychological and emotional trauma, including fear and anxiety, along with past and future medical expenses, as well as lost time at work. Their suit was filed yesterday as a Short Form complaint, and is registered as document 333 in the Zofran multidistrict litigation (MDL) In the District of Massachusetts.
Do I Have a Zofran Lawsuit?
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