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Could this Nausea Medication Be Causing Birth Defects?

A group of families have taken legal action against the makers of Zofran after the company didn’t provide enough warning that their product can cause birth defects. According to the accusers, the company that manufactures the drug, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), did not warn consumers about the risks despite being aware of them early on. After outside studies showed that the popular anti-nausea medication caused cardiovascular and cleft-palate birth defects, GSK added a warning on the product. Early labels, however, did not include this information. Some believe that the company intentionally withheld the information from its customers. Additionally, the drug was never approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating pregnant mothers. Initially, the medication was only approved for patients suffering from the nausea caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. According to the lawsuit, GSK still marketed the drug to pregnant women, even though the FDA had never approved…
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NJ Birth Injury Lawsuit Alleges Zofran Caused Child’s Clubfoot

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) after their drug, Zofran, caused the son of a New Jersey family to be born with a congenital defect. The birth injury lawsuit, which was originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, will be moved to the District of Massachusetts where it will be combined with over 230 other lawsuits related to Zofran into MDL 2657. How Did Zofran Cause the Birth Defect? According to the lawsuit, the mother in this case took every precaution to ensure that she would give birth to a healthy baby, including taking prenatal vitamins at least six months prior to becoming pregnant and abstaining from caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and other harmful products during pregnancy. When she did become pregnant, she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a condition common to pregnant mothers that causes extreme nausea. The condition…
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Zofran Lawsuits Still Growing in Number

More and more families are joining the fight against GlaxoSmithKline after finding that its drug, Zofran, caused the birth defects of hundreds or more children. The newest plaintiffs threw their names in the hat from Alabama. As of now, there are nearly 40 families involved in the class action against GSK. What Birth Defects Does Zofran Cause? Zofran was originally manufactured to combat nausea in chemotherapy patients, but GSK soon realized the potential profit in marketing the drug for other “off-label” uses, specifically pregnant mothers looking for a solution to morning sickness. What the mothers did not know was that Zofran had not been tested or approved by the FDA for such use, and studies have since revealed that the drug can have disastrous effects on an unborn fetus. Some of the more common birth defects that Zofran has been linked to are cleft lip, cleft pallet, heart defects, and…
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