A lawsuit filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the Southern District of Illinois alleges that a child born to a mother who took Zofran during pregnancy suffers from a diminished quality of life due to a life-threatening congenital heart defect.
Free Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with a birth defect after the mother took Zofran in pregnancy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Zofran and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
According to the lawsuit, the mother was prescribed Zofran for morning sickness during her first and second trimesters of pregnancy. Her son was born in 2009 and subsequently diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), a condition that occurs when there is a hole in the wall that separates the 2 lower chambers of the heart.
The complaint states that the child’s quality of life has been diminished because he has “experienced severe development delay, cannot run or play hard with other children, and has exhibited emotional challenges due to his injury that was caused by his mother’s ingestion of Zofran.”
According to the lawsuit, the mother has 2 other children that were born without defects, and that she did not take Zofran during either of those pregnancies. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois (case number 3:15-cv-00902).
Ventricular Septal Defect Symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Fast breathing
- Hard breathing
- Failure to gain weight
- Fast heart rate
- Sweating while feeding
- Frequent respiratory infections
Small ventricular septal defects often close without the need for professional medical treatment. However, if the VSD is large, it may be treated either with prescription medications or with open heart surgery, which is usually performed during early childhood. The surgery consists of covering the hole with a patch, which eventually is covered by normal heart lining tissue. Small VSDs may be closed without a patch.
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 defect cases in all 50 states.
Free Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if your child or other loved one was born with a birth defect after the mother took Zofran in pregnancy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Zofran Suit and our lawyers can help.