Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was born with birth defects after the mother took Zofran while pregnant, 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?
Prior to the baby’s birth in 2007, an ultrasound confirmed the presence of multiple craniofacial birth defects including a cleft alveolus and ear deformities, according to the lawsuit. The child has since had to undergo multiple surgeries to correct the problems including an alveolar bone graft.
The complaint alleges that the boy’s defects “…impair his ability to develop fully and enjoy life both at home and at school because he lives with a craniofacial birth defect that subjects him to teasing and bullying.”
His family is seeking compensatory damages, equitable relief and any other relief deemed appropriate by the courts from GSK. The complaint was filed August 14 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho under case number 1:15-cv-00319-BLW.
Lawsuit Alleges GSK was Aware of Flaws in Zofran Study
The suit contains allegations which state that GSK was aware that animal studies conducted on Zofran could not accurately predict how pregnant women might be affected by it. Plaintiff claims the company knew these studies were unreliable, yet chose to market Zofran unlawfully, because the drug had never received clearance for the treatment of morning sickness during pregnancy, and no human clinical trials were ever performed on the drug for this purpose.
Reports indicate that when GSK initially submitted Zofran to the FDA for approval, it produced results from 4 animal studies. Two of the studies were completed on laboratory rats while the other two were completed on rabbits. Remarkably, even these studies appear to have shown adverse reactions to Zofran when administered to pregnant animals. Side effects highlighted in the study included intrauterine death, maternal weight loss, total litter loss, and developmental retardation in offspring and fetuses of the animals.
Status of Zofran Litigation
In mid-October, all federally-filed Zofran birth defect lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the District of Massachusetts before Judge F. Dennis Saylor. The consolidation does not prevent new complaints from being filed, and the number of plaintiffs is expected to grow significantly in the coming weeks and months. The litigation is: In Re Zofran Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2657.
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 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 suit and our lawyers can help.