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Two child deaths possibly related to Zofran

May 4th, 2015

A study published in Pediatric Emergency Care suggests that Zofran may be responsible for the deaths of two children. The study found that an otherwise healthy 10-year old boy and an 86-day old infant were given Zofran to treat vomiting due to gastroenteritis and later suffered fatal cardiac arrest.

The two new cases join two previous cases involving fatal Zofran use in children. The drug is also being reviewed for potential birth defects risks among children born to women who use the drug during pregnancy. Although the drug is primarily used to treat nausea in post-surgery and cancer treatment patients, it has also been given to children with gastroenteritis and pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.

Several studies have found a potential increase in the risk of Zofran side effects, including severe birth defects among children born to women who take Zofran while pregnant. Zofran birth defects could include heart defects, cleft lip, cleft palate and other severe birth defects.

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You can find more information on the birth defects linked to Zofran use here, and complete the contact form on this page for a free case evaluation.

Hissey Kientz is currently taking cases and offering a free case evaluation if you have taken Zofran during pregnancy and your child has suffered birth defects from Zofran use. Please don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact form on this page, by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.

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If you’ve taken Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with birth defects including malformations of the mouth (cleft lip or palate), heart defects, skeletal issues, heart murmurs, jaundice or other similar side effects related to the developmental health of an infant, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by filling out the contact form on this page.

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