Birth Defects & Side Effects
Have you taken Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with any of these birth defects/side effects?
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Heart murmors
- Malformations of the mouth (including visible scars)
- Shortened birth length
- Musculoskeletal anomaly
- Premature birth
Studies have discovered a link between Zofran use during pregnancy and several different types of birth defects—including malformations of the mouth (cleft lip or cleft palate), heart defects and musculoskeletal anomalies— some of which can be severe.
Infants born to mothers that took Zofran during pregnancy may have malformations of the mouth (cleft lip or cleft palate). These side effects can range from visible facials marks to severe developmental issues, some of which can cause difficulty eating or breathing.
Other birth defects reported in the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) include musculoskeletal anomaly, jaundice, heart murmurs, and other forms of heart defects.
What is Zofran?
Zofran (common name ondansetron) is a prescription drug developed to treat symptoms of nausea in cancer patients as a result of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. However, Zofran has been prescribed by some physicians to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women, which may have caused potentially severe birth defects in their children.
File a Lawsuit
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 relating 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.