Young adults born with cleft lip or cleft palate birth defects may be able to seek justice by filing a Zofran lawsuit.
GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) anti-nausea drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat nausea and vomiting related to cancer treatments. Doctors also prescribed Zofran to treat morning sickness, but the drug was never approved for pregnant women.
Despite GSK’s marketing as a morning sickness treatment, Zofran has been associated with certain dangerous side effects. The Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention published a study in 2012 suggesting women who used the drug during their first trimester had a twofold increase risk of having a child with cleft palate. As a result, many babies may have been born with facial abnormalities that often require numerous surgeries and leave a person with lifelong scars.
If you were born with a cleft lip or cleft palate because your mother took Zofran during pregnancy, you may be eligible to file a Zofran lawsuit. GSK failed to warn your mother and her doctor, but you were forced to pay the price. It’s time to make the negligent party pay for their mistake. Contact a Zofran lawyer to find out if you are eligible to file a claim.