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Illinois Mother Blames Zofran for Son’s Heart Defect

A lawsuit filed against GlaxoSmithKline by a mother from Illinois alleges that Zofran caused her son to be born with a life-threatening congenital heart defect.

A lawsuit filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) by a single mother from Illinois alleges that the anti-nausea drug Zofran caused her son to be born with a life-threatening congenital heart defect.

Free Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one has a birth defect you feel may have been caused by Zofran exposure, 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?

In the lawsuit, plaintiff alleges she began taking Zofran early in the 1st semester of a 2011 pregnancy. Her son “T.H.” was born in 2012 and quickly diagnosed with hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS), a rare congenital birth defect that occurs when the right side of the heart fails to develop completely. In patients with the condition, the right side structures of the heart – chambers, valves and blood vessels – are malformed, forcing the heart to work harder to supply the body with oxygen.

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of hypoplastic heart syndrome include:

  • Grayish-blue skin color (cyanosis)
  • Rapid, difficult breathing
  • Poor feeding
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Being unusually drowsy or inactive

According to the lawsuit, H.T. underwent a pediatric heart transplant shortly after his birth – his heart was removed and replaced with a donor organ. The complaint provides no details regarding the outcome or H.T.’s progress since the surgery.

The lawsuit was filed July 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under case # 3:15-cv-00769.

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 investigating potential settlements in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if your child or other loved one was harmed by Zofran side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.

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