A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that the mother’s use of Zofran during pregnancy caused the death of their first daughter and severe kidney defects in their second.
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What’s the Problem?
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware under case number 1:15-cv-00637-UNA, the mother became pregnant with her first daughter in November 2000. She underwent an ultrasound, which showed no signs of congenital malformations or other problems.
At some point after the ultrasound, the mother was prescribed Zofran “off-label” to treat the symptoms of morning sickness. She later underwent additional diagnostic testing which revealed the presence of abnormalities including heart defects, which the plaintiffs allege were caused by the mother’s use of Zofran.
The baby was born via C-section on July 12, 2000, and immediately transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at a children’s hospital. Sadly, the child died on August 2 as a result of having a malformed aorta and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Her heart was just one-fifth the size it should be.
Then in May 2002, the plaintiff again became pregnant with another daughter. She suffered from morning sickness, and was again prescribed Zofran off-label. Like the first child, the second was classified as a high-risk birth.
The baby was born in February 2003 at a Texas hospital, and immediately began displaying excessive vomiting, reflux and an inability to retain necessary nutrients. She required extended hospitalization and was diagnosed with reflux, congenital kidney defects and urinary tract defects.
Plaintiffs Seek Damages, Label Changes
Plaintiffs claim that Zofran was directly responsible for the death of their first daughter and the birth defects of their second. The parents are seeking damages in excess of $75,000 from GSK, as well as a label change regarding the risks involved with using Zofran during pregnancy.
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