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Zofran Cleft Palate And Cleft Lip Claims
When prescribed for morning sickness in pregnant women, Zofran® (or its generic, ondansetron) may increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect by as much as 30%. This includes cleft lip and cleft palate birth defects.
What is a cleft lip and cleft palate?
Cleft lip and cleft palate are openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth (palate) or both. Cleft lip and cleft palate result when developing facial structures in an unborn baby don’t close completely. Oral cleft deformities can bring about issues with talking, eating, and can increase the danger of ear infections and other issues. Cleft palate and cleft lip typically require surgery to remedy.
Studies Involving Zofran
A 2011 study performed by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that Zofran doubles the risks of birth defects. A Danish study which followed over 900,000 pregnant women who took Zofran, similarly concluded there was a two-fold increase in infant heart defects.
Based on recent studies regarding the association between Zofran use in early pregnancy and congenital cardiac malformations and oral clefts (cleft lip and palate), the FDA has cautioned against the use of Zofran during pregnancy.
If You Took Zofran During Pregnancy And Gave Birth To A Child With A Cleft Lip And/Or Cleft Palate, You And Your Child May Be Entitled To Compensation, including:
- Reimbursement for all past and future medical expenses relating to the treatment of the cleft palate or cleft lip;
- Compensation for yours or your child’s past and future pain and suffering arising out of the cleft palate or cleft lip;
- Punitive damages (sought to deter and punish the drug company for encouraging the use of Zofran under circumstances that created an unreasonable risk of harm to your child).
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