Claims Facing Zofran

Approved to treat nausea and vomiting, pregnant women who took to Zofran to help with morning sickness have unknowingly put their unborn children at risk. In lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of this drug,.

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Taking Zofran while pregnant can lead to birth defects including:

  • Club foot
  • Heart defects
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Webbed toes
  • Skull deformities
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History

Zofran is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to treat nausea and vomiting, only for chemotherapy patients
The FDA reveals research indicating that OB/GYNs are the top prescribers of Zofran for morning sickness in pregnant women
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a January publication revealed that women who take Zofran during their first trimester have a doubled risk of giving birth to babies with birth defects
In July, GlaxoSmithKline pleads guilty to misbranding several drugs, including Zofran, paying $3 billion, and marketing to pregnant women despite not being approved for this by the FDA
Women who have taken Zofran in their first trimester of pregnancy file cases against GlaxoSmithKline, claiming their babies were born with severe heart abnormalities
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What Does Zofran Do?

FDA approved to treat nausea for patients undergoing chemotherapy, and surgery, Zofran works to block nausea and vomiting signals sent to the brain. Doctors were prescribing this drug, as an off-label way for pregnant women to have a way to deal with their morning sickness symptoms. However, manufacturers of Zofran GlaxoSmithKline later advised doctors that their drug could safely relieve...

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Further Lawsuit Information

The U.S. Department of Justiced filed both civil and criminal claims against GlaxoSmithKline in 2012. To date, it is the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, especially with the companies agreement to a $3 billion payment. Because Zofran was being promoted as a suitable drug for use by pregnant women without FDA approval, this case remains the biggest...

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Cases Filed Against GlaxoSmithKline

One of the first lawsuits citing birth defects from using Zofran came in February 2015, from Tomisha LeClair of Massachusetts. After being prescribed the anti-nausea drug while pregnant, her...

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