Zofran Heart Defects
Zofran (common name ondansetron) is a prescription drug developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to treat symptoms of nausea in cancer patients. However, Zofran has also been prescribed by some physicians to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
According to several studies, Zofran use has been linked to birth defects—including malformations of the mouth (cleft lip or cleft palate), heart defects and other birth defects—in children of mothers who took Zofran during pregnancy.
Zofran Heart Defects
Studies linking Zofran use during pregnancy to birth defects have found specific injuries that could be related to Zofran use, including heart murmurs and heart defects.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a database for reports of injuries from drug use, called the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). Adverse event reports from Zofran use during pregnancy list heart murmurs and other forms of heart defects as side effects of Zofran use during pregnancy.
If you’ve taken Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with heart murmurs or other heart defects, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
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 Zofran 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.
File a Lawsuit
If you’ve taken Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with heart defects, including heart murmurs or other similar defects related to the developmental health of an infant’s heart, 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.