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Zofran Heart Birth Defect 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 certain heart defects such as the following:
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) – hole in atria of baby’s heart
- Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) – hole in ventricle of baby’s heart
- Heart Murmurs
Studies Involving Zofran
The U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study in 2011 and concluded 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.
After results obtained from recent studies, the FDA has cautioned against the use of Zofran during pregnancy due to the risk of congenital cardiac malformations as well as other birth defects.
If You Took Zofran During Pregnancy And Gave Birth To A Child With A Heart Defect, You And Your Child May Be Entitled To Compensation, including:
- Reimbursement for all past and future medical expenses relating to the treatment of the heart defect;
- Compensation for yours or your child’s past and future pain and suffering arising out of the heart defect;
- 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).
Let an experienced Nevada prescription drug attorney with demonstrated results trying and settling cases against drug companies evaluate your potential claim. There is no charge for the consult, and the consult can be conducted in person or over the phone – whichever you prefer. Click here to request a FREE consultation regarding your potential Zofran heart defect claim, and understand yours and your child’s rights TODAY.