A Texas couple who had one child who died from heart defects shortly after being born and another who developed severe kidney defects after the mother took Zofran (generic: ondansetron) during pregnancy have filed a products liability lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with a birth defect after the mother took Zofran, 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?
September 12, 2016 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff was prescribed Zofran for morning sickness during her first trimester of pregnancy. During a routine diagnostic test performed at 20 weeks, the woman’s doctor found that the baby — referred to in court documents as “H.H.” — had developed severe heart defects and other physical malformations.
As a result if these problems, H.H. was considered a “high-risk birth” and delivered by C-section on August 3, 2000. The baby was immediately taken to another hospital and placed on a ventilator after having breathing difficulties.
Unfortunately, H.H. died a month later after undergoing multiple surgeries and medical treatments, according to the lawsuit. The baby was born with a severely malformed aorta and the left side of her heart was approximately 20% of normal size.
Two years later, Plaintiff became pregnant with another girl, “B.H.” As in her previous pregnancy, the mother was prescribed Zofran for morning sickness during her first trimester.
Like her sister, B.H. was considered a high-risk birth and delivered by C-section on February 18, 2003. Immediately after being born, she began to experience severe vomiting and reflux, and was unable to retain sufficient nutrition, according to the lawsuit. Thirteen years later, B.H. continues to suffer from “reflux, urinary and kidney maladies,” which her parents blame on Zofran exposure.
The complaint was originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on July 24, 2015, and subsequently transferred to the Zofran multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Boston under case number 1:15-cv-13711-FDS.
Do I Have a Zofran Lawsuit?
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