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New Birth Defect Lawsuits Added to Zofran MDL

Over a handful of lawsuits making allegations that the drug Zofran is responsible for causing birth defects have been consolidated into the Zofran multidistrict litigation in Boston.

At least 9 new lawsuits alleging GSK’s anti-nausea drug Zofran caused birth defects have been consolidated this month into the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Boston.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with a defect after the mother used Zofran (generic: ondansetron) while pregnant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

February 12, 2016 – Of the 9 complaints, only 1 was originally transferred from another court. The other 8 were filed directly into the MDL last week. The litigation now includes at least 224 lawsuits, according to the court docket.

In the transferred case (#1:16-cv-10156-FDS), a Tennessee woman claims that her use of Zofran in pregnancy caused her daughter to be born with severe heart defects. The complaint was initially filed in a Kentucky state court on Jan. 19, 2016.

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV announced in December that new Zofran birth defects lawsuits may be filed directly into the MDL, in a move intended to streamline the litigation. In one such case (#1:16-cv-10153-FDS), a woman from Virginia Beach claims she was prescribed Zofran in April 2013, approximately 13 weeks into her pregnancy. She underwent an ultrasound procedure in August, where it was determined that her unborn daughter had tetralogy of fallot, a rare cluster of severe heart defects. As a result of these problems, the child was forced to undergo open heart surgery only 3 months after being born.

Subsequent genetic testing was unable to determine a cause of the child’s defects, which suggests an environmental factor. It is only now, nearly 3 years after her daughter’s birth, that the plaintiff has become aware of multiple studies linking Zofran to an increased risk for congenital heart defects. She says that she would never have taken the drug had she known the risks beforehand.

Do I Have a Zofran Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Zofran lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if your baby was harmed by Zofran side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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