Zofran Litigation Cases

Before drugs are marketed to the general public, they must go through rigorous testing and approval processes. After a medication is approved and becomes available for public consumption, patients naturally assume that the medication is safe when a doctor prescribes it. Unfortunately, drugs that are safe for one use may not be safe for another, off-label application.

A Drug Approved For One Use And Prescribed For Other Uses Without Adequate Safety Testing

Zofran (also known generically as ondansetron) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991, 1999 and 2006 for nausea prevention and treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), did not win approval for use as a treatment for morning sickness during pregnancy. However, once the drug became available, doctors began prescribing it to pregnant mothers complaining of nausea problems.

Eventually, birth defects and fatal outcomes for fetuses and newborns came to light. An increase in heart defects, cleft palate, and ossification (boney) abnormalities, among others, has been documented among babies born to mothers who took Zofran during pregnancy.

Lawyer Joel E. Brown aims to help other children and families who have suffered injury and incurred enormous expenses when Zofran or its generic equivalent was prescribed for morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Should You Bring A Zofran Lawsuit? Contact Our Drug Product Liability Law Firm For A Free Case Analysis.

Pharmaceutical negligence cases can be handled individually or through multi-district litigation lawsuits. Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, is available to evaluate your case from both medical and legal perspectives and advise you of the best course of action. Call 800-642-4437 or email the Peoria law office to schedule an initial consultation with a product liability attorney at no charge.