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ZOFRAN BIRTH DEFECT LAWYERS

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What is Zofran?

Zofran is a member of a class of medications that is known as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. It works by reducing the effects of a substance in the body that is known as serotonin. Serotonin is known to cause nausea and ultimately vomiting and since many women get morning sickness during pregnancy, Zofran was prescribed.

Zofran has been on the market for more than 20 years, but unfortunately the drug was never adequately tested or FDA approved for use by pregnant mothers. The FDA originally approved the drug in the United States in 1992, for use in post surgery nausea and by cancer victims. Despite lack of testing and approval, the manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline, marketed this drug to women who were pregnant and made millions of dollars selling their drug to this unapproved market.

According the Department of Justice website, and Wikipedia, the maker of Zofran paid billions in fines to settle allegations about illegal promotion and kickbacks associated with their drugs, including Zofran:

Birth Defects Associated with Zofran

Current studies have associated Zofran with an increased risk of: • Heart Defect • ASD – (Atrial Septal Defect), • VSD – (Ventricular Septal Defect) • Heart Murmur. • Cleft PalateCleft Lip

There is a distinct possibility of newborns being born with cleft palates or cleft lip and three types of heart defects including: ASD – (Atrial Septal Defect), VSD – (Ventricular Septal Defect), and Heart Murmur. Other Zofran side effects include Kidney Malformation and Club foot.

OB/GYN News also released an article about the associated dangers:

http://www.obgynnews.com/single-view/ondansetron-new-and-troubling-data/ccb36be7cda71950ef2a83fe90b456b0.html?tx_ttnews[sViewPointer]=1

A study performed in 2012 found that there was no link between nausea and birth defects but instead chanced upon a potential connection between birth defects and the medicines used to treat nausea (drugs like Zofran):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22102545

How does the claim process work for my child?

At TheLawFirm.com, the Zofran birth defect lawyers are committed to helping your child get justice.

Our lawyers will never ask your family for money of front. We will advance all the costs of the claim and we only get paid if we win for you. This is called a contingency fee.

If you agree to have us review the claim we will obtain your child’s medical records and review them. If your child has a claim, you, the parent have control over the claim and make the decisions for your child.

Most claims can be resolved without you or your child ever having to testify or travel to court. The defect attorneys at TheLawFirm.com do the heavy lifting. Call now to speak with an experienced legal professional for free.

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