Another lawsuit has been filed by Alabama product liability attorneys against the makers of Zofran, a drug created to reduce nausea in chemotherapy patients. There have already been many lawsuits against Zofran after it was discovered that many pregnant women who took the drug to treat morning sickness were more likely to have children with birth defects.
Birth Defects Caused by Zofran
- Cleft palate
- Cleft Lip
- Heart defects, including holes in the heart
- Kidney defects
- Musculoskeletal deformities
Zofran was not given FDA approval for use by pregnant women, and had not undergone sufficiently rigorous testing against birth defects to get this approval. Nevertheless, the makers of the drug marketed it to doctors as a morning-sickness preventative, encouraging doctors to prescribe the drug to pregnant women who were experiencing severe nausea.
Essentially, the makers of Zofran were testing an unproven drug on pregnant mothers without informing them of the risks or asking for their consent.
If you were prescribed Zofran during your pregnancy, or have a loved one who was taking Zofran for morning sickness during her pregnancy, you may be owed damages by the makers of Zofran. Your first step should be to contact the Mobile, Alabama drug lawsuit attorneys at Long & Long for a free case review. We’ll go over the facts of your case and advise you on what to do next. Call us any time of day at 251-432-2277.