A man and woman from Louisiana have filed a product liability lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that its wrongful conduct and fraudulent misrepresentation regarding the anti-nausea drug Zofran (generic: ondansetron) caused their son to be born with severe heart defects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with a birth defect after the mother took Zofran during pregnancy, 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?
April 14, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, the mother was prescribed Zofran for morning sickness during her first trimester of pregnancy, which she took as prescribed. She claims to have never been warned that the drug could cause birth defects.
She gave birth to a baby boy on Nov. 7, 2012, who was subsequently diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects including an enlarged right ventricle and pulmonary atresia. Shortly after his birth, the boy was forced to undergo emergency surgery and required extensive follow-up medical care after the procedure, according to the lawsuit.
The boy has since suffered from delayed development, has required additional surgeries, and has an impaired “enjoyment of a normal life at home and at school.”
The complaint seeks damages stemming from GSK’s alleged negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, failure to warn, and other counts. Plaintiffs claim it was the defendant’s responsibility to adequately warn of the potential health risks of using Zofran in pregnancy, and that although the company had received hundreds of reports of adverse events associated with the drug, it failed to disclose this information to the public and medical communities.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division. Plaintiffs are demanding a jury trial and compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
Do I Have a Zofran Birth Defect 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 birth injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if your child was harmed by Zofran side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.