If Your Child Has Suffered Birth Defects, a Zofran® Lawyer Can Help You Obtain Just Compensation
If you were prescribed Zofran® as a treatment for morning sickness during pregnancy, your child may have suffered severe birth defects. In these cases, you may be eligible to join in the growing lawsuit against manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). If you believe that you may have a viable legal claim, it is essential that you talk to an experienced Zofran® lawyer. Our San Diego, CA, attorneys have extensive experience with defective drug cases. They will work untiringly to obtain the compensation that you and your family deserve. Zofran® cases have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Our attorneys are also very familiar with this type of large-scale lawsuit, making them an excellent choice for your legal counsel.
About Zofran® and Its Dangers
Zofran® is intended to prevent nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Since the mid-1990s, GSK also marketed the drug as a treatment for morning sickness. However, the FDA never approved Zofran® for this use. Now women who took the medication during pregnancy have reported serious and even life-threatening birth defects among their children. These birth defects have included:
- Numerous heart defects
- Cleft palate
- Respiratory problems
- Kidney malformation and dysfunction
- Abdominal problems
- Pierre Robin syndrome
- Club foot
If you wage a Zofran® lawsuit, you could obtain compensation to cover your child’s medical bills, including physical and occupational therapy.
In recent years, there have been so many Zofran®-related lawsuits that they have been combined into multidistrict litigation. This type of lawsuit is similar to a class action lawsuit because all cases will be overseen by a single court. However, in contrast to a class action case, plaintiffs will retain their own attorneys. Thus, they are able to settle their cases individually, based on their own financial damages.
If you wage a Zofran® lawsuit, you could obtain compensation to cover your child’s medical bills, including physical and occupational therapy. If your little one’s birth defects are debilitating, your damages may even cover lifelong medical care and financial support. In addition, you could be awarded money for your own psychological therapy, along with pain and suffering.
The Zofran® multidistrict litigation is growing, and the dangers of the drug are becoming more apparent. Therefore, you may qualify to wage a lawsuit, even if your child was born years ago.
Defective drug attorneys claim that GSK knew of the dangers of Zofran® but covered them up. Instead of issuing a warning, they aggressively marketed this medication to pregnant women and their doctors. The manufacturer now faces serious charges of negligence, failure to warn, and improper off-label marketing. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice brought charges against GSK. Eventually, the courts ordered the company to pay $3 billion in fines and compensation. In 2016, over 200 cases were consolidated into the MDL, and the number continues to climb rapidly.
Finding the Right Attorney
With strong scientific evidence and a legal precedent, there is a good chance that the court will award Zofran® plaintiffs a significant amount of money. However, for the best chances of winning your case, it is essential that you find an experienced lawyer. Our attorneys are renowned for their skill with defective drug cases, and they have been handling these types of lawsuits for over 30 years. In addition, our lead attorney is considered one of the leading trial lawyers in the country.
Contact Our Firm
Combining compassion with a hard-hitting approach, we will fight tirelessly for the justice that you and your family deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.