New Jersey Zofran Attorney
Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) is a medication medical professionals prescribe to treat nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as those coming out of anesthesia following surgeries. Despite studies that may link Zofran with birth defects, many doctors also prescribe the drug to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. If your child was born with birth defects after taking Zofran during pregnancy, contact a New Jersey Zofran attorney at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Our lawyers can help you pursue damage recovery.
Why Are Consumers Filing Lawsuits for Zofran?
More than 500 legal actions in federal court have stated that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer of Zofran, knowingly advertised Zofran toward pregnant women despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never approving the drug for this consumer group. Lawsuits allege that GSK hid evidence that showed the potential risks of using Zofran while pregnant and purposefully left consumers in the dark to turn a profit, allegedly promoting the drug as a means of treating morning sickness unlawfully and fraudulently.
GSK, like all medication manufacturers, owe the highest standards of care to consumers. It must thoroughly examine and test its drugs before selling them to the public. It must also obey all federal rules and regulations before marketing a new medication, including warning the public about known or foreseeable dangerous side effects. If GSK had tested Zofran and detected any signs of potential harm to consumers, it had a legal obligation to make these harms known. Unfortunately, a desire to make money from Zofran evidently led GSK to hide test results and falsely market the drug as safe.
Today, injured women and other parties are filing mass tort lawsuits against Zofran’s manufacturer for failing to detect safety risks, hiding dangerous side effects from the public, covering up animal studies that showed signs of toxicity, promoting the drug as safe for pregnant women, failing to evaluate safety information for use in treating morning sickness, fraudulently claiming it was safe for pregnant women, and producing a defective drug. The top complaint against Zofran is the risk of birth defects, along with claims that Zofran could cause a life-threatening heart condition in users. For additional information regarding filing a lawsuit for Zofran, speak with a New Jersey product liability attorney experienced in these types of claims.
Potential Damages for Zofran-Related Injuries
It may be possible to join an ongoing class action or file an individual personal injury lawsuit against GSK for Zofran-related injuries and illnesses. Filing a claim could result in financial compensation for your drug-related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, lost wages, and/or the loss of a loved one’s life. The courts will hear plaintiffs who claim that the drug manufacturer breached a duty of care to consumers, causing injuries such as birth defects or heart problems; namely, irregular heart rhythms.
Seek Justice and Hire a New Jersey Zofran Lawyer
The FDA has ordered GlaxoSmithKline to update Zofran’s labeling to include consumer warnings about the risk of heart problems and birth defects, as well as to conduct further studies into the safety of Zofran. GSK has pled guilty to multiple charges to do with Zofran’s fraudulent marketing, increasing the odds of successful personal injury actions. If you believe you have grounds to join a claim against GSK for your Zofran-related injuries, contact our law firm. Our knowledgeable New Jersey injury lawyers can evaluate your case for free and help you take prompt legal action if we believe it has merit. Call (833) 726-6326 today to learn more.