Zofran birth defect attorneys, Moffitt & Phillips, is now accepting cases in regard to women who took Zofran while pregnant and gave birth to a child with a cleft lip or palate, heart defects, kidney defects, musculoskeletal defects, or suffered fetal death. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that was originally approved for patients undergoing surgery or cancer treatment, but has been often prescribed “off-label” (a use other than what was approved by the FDA) to treat morning sickness during pregnancy. The drug has been associated with the risk for serious birth defects when prescribed during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester.
In 2012, the United States Justice Department reached a settlement with the manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline, after the drug-maker was accused of promoting it and other prescription drugs for off-label uses. In the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $3 billion fine to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company’s unlawful promotion of certain prescription drugs, its failure to report certain safety data, and its civil liability for alleged false price reporting practices. Further, court documents allege that GlaxoSmithKline paid doctors kickbacks to prescribe Zofran for morning sickness and disseminated false information about the drug’s safety and effectiveness. Although there was a civil settlement with the U.S. government, individuals harmed from the off-label use of the drug were not compensated.
If you were prescribed Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects or suffered fetal death, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Zofran birth defect attorneys will protect your rights and work to obtain the compensation you deserve for the harm caused by Zofran manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline.
At Moffitt & Phillips, you are not responsible for any legal fees or case expenses unless our Zofran birth defect lawyers obtain a recovery regarding your claim. For a no obligation case evaluation regarding your potential Zofran claim, please call our office today at 501.255.7406.