More lawsuits are springing up around the country which allege that Glaxo Smith Kline’s drug Zofran caused multiple different types of birth defects in unborn babies when mothers took the drug during their pregnancies.
The lawsuits have alleged to following types of defects resulting from the use of Zofran during pregnancy:
- abdominal defects
- heart defects / hole in the heart (atrial septal defect)
- brain defects
- developmental delays
- congenital birth defects
- cleft lip
- cleft palate
- hypospadia birth defects
- chromosomal birth defects
- heart problems for the mother
- webbed toes
- inter-uterine growth restriction
- musculoskeletal abnormality
- kidney malformations
Zofran is not approved for use during pregnancy.
The FDA has placed Zofran in the “Pregnancy Category B” which means that the drug did not reveal abnormalities during animal studies but additional testing would be needed before this drug could become a Pregnancy Category A drug. Pregnancy Category A drugs have been put through studies but have not shown evidence of risk in later trimesters with human babies.
Giddens Law firm, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is currently accepting Zofran induced birth defect cases. Call for a free consultation if you or someone you know took Zofran while pregnant. Our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about this matter.