An Illinois mother is claiming that Zofran caused her child to develop a severe congenital heart defect while in utero.
Court documents submitted by counsel for the Plaintiff states that defendant GSK’s, “conduct has caused devastating, irreversible, and life-long consequences and suffering to newborns and their families.” Also cited by the Plaintiff were the cases of many other parents from across the United States who have filed lawsuits relating to Zofran and containing strikingly similar birth defect allegations.
Court documents indicate that the plaintiff was prescribed Zofran while pregnant by her doctor to treat morning sickness during her first trimester. The Plaintiff is claiming that after having used Zofran, her pregnancy progressed as normal, but on the day she gave birth to her son in 2012, he was diagnosed with hypoplastic right heart syndrome.
The condition is a congenital heart defect that develops when the right side of the heart and renders it unable to properly pump and cycle the blood within the body. It can affect proper blood flow to the lungs.
In this most recently filed lawsuit, the plaintiff stated that her son required a heart transplant, which is highly risky when performed on a newborn. Even though the transplant was successful, the plaintiff claims that her son requires ongoing medical care. She is seeking compensation from GSK to help pay any past, present and future medical bills.
If you or someone you loved was prescribed the drug Zofran to treat symptoms of morning sickness and your child was born with a birth defect, you could be eligible for compensation. Know that you have rights and it is important to hold companies who produce drugs with dangerous side effects responsible for the harm that they cause. If this describes your situation, then call the offices of John Foy and Associates today to discuss your case.
You can reach John Foy & Associates at 404-800-4635. Even if you do not wish to file a claim against the manufacturer, we urge you to still call us and discuss your legal options regarding the drug Zofran.
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