Plaintiffs in Zofran lawsuits have discovered that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been tracking birth defect records in 41 states around the country.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with a birth defect after the mother used Zofran in pregnancy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
As litigation continues to move forward with more than 200 complaints consolidated in the Zofran multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently underway in Boston, plaintiffs have been made aware of a birth defect tracking system used by the CDC in 41 U.S. states.
The purpose of the system is to:
- Track if birth defects are increasing or decreasing over time;
- Attempt to identify what may be causing the malformations;
- Bring public awareness to any causes or risk factors identified, and
- Help parents whose children have defects find the assistance they need.
Plaintiffs are now questioning whether this system may show what previous studies have indicated – that use of Zofran during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects.
Each of the complaints in the MDL alleges that Zofran caused birth defects including atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), cleft lip, cleft palate, clubfoot, respiratory distress syndrome and kidney defects. These defects are severe enough that most of the children required surgery and ongoing medical care.
Each of the plaintiffs further contends that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is negligent for failing to warn the public and medical communities about the risk of these birth defects, for not pursuing human clinical trials, and for not seeking FDA approval before marketing Zofran to pregnant women.
Do I Have a Zofran Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug 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 defects cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if your child was injured by Zofran side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.