Dangerous Drugs: Zofran Risk
In the video below, The Carlson Law Firm Managing Partner Craig Carlson, and Registered Nurse Russell Almon discuss the tremendous amount of controversy surrounding the prescription drug, Zofran.
In many cases, Zofran has been linked to serious birth defects when taken by expectant mothers.
Zofran is a drug that was created in the 1990s and was prescribed to prevent the nausea and vomiting that accompanies chemotherapy treatments, radiation therapies and surgeries. Although it has been approved for these patients, the developer began marketing the drug as a treatment for nausea in pregnant women. There were no studies done to test the side effects it could have on the developing child. The makers of Zofran failed to seek approval by the FDA for this market.
The drug began causing fetal deaths and birth defects nationwide. Possible risks include:
Fetal growth restrictions
Ventricular septal defect
And many more.
These birth defects are being investigated, and more and more cases are being found. In June 2012, The Justice Department announced a $3 billion settlement with the makers of Zofran for illegal promotion of many of their drugs.
If you or someone you know has a child with birth defects after taking Zofran while pregnant or experienced any of the dangerous side effects, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. The Carlson Law Firm is equipped with a defective drug department that can help you get compensation you deserve for your losses. Contact an office nearest you for a free consultation to see if you have a case.
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