The prescription drug Zofran (ondansetron) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing surgery and those being treated with chemotherapy. However, some physicians prescribe it for pregnant women who are experiencing intense morning sickness.
The FDA has not approved Zofran for this use. In fact, taking Zofran during pregnancy has been linked to a wide array of potentially devastating birth defects.
If you suspect you or your child may have been injured by this dangerous prescription drug, don't wait to learn about your legal rights. At The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C. in Denver, we represent families throughout Colorado who have been affected by medical negligence and defective products. We can help you pursue maximum financial compensation for your injuries and losses, including money to cover your medical bills and make up for your emotional suffering.
Attorney Dennis Mahoney is not only a skilled personal injury lawyer, but he is also a licensed medical doctor. His unique background in both the legal and medical fields gives him valuable insight into how to craft the best case possible for people like you.
Zofran Has Been Linked to Congenital Heart Defects and Fetal Death
This drug has the potential to cause a wide array of birth defects and injuries when prescribed to pregnant women, it may lead to:
- Heart defects, murmurs and holes in the heart
- Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
- Cleft palates and lips
- Kidney problems
- Musculoskeletal deformities
- Fetal death
- Life-threatening serotonin syndrome for mothers
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