FREE ZOFRAN CASE REVIEW
All would agree that pregnant women have to be more careful about the medicines they take because of their unborn babies. If a drug company fails to properly warn doctors about the dangerous and even fatal side effects have certain medications especially for pregnant women, this can lead to serious birth defects for unborn babies and additional medical problems. If you believe that your baby was born with a birth defect or other medical problem because you took Zofran while you were pregnant, then it is important that you speak with a Tennessee Zofranlawyer immediately. They will help with your case and help you to get the compensation you need for your baby’s injuries and medical conditions.What exactly is Zofran?
Zofran is usually given to patients who have gone through chemotherapy to help with their nausea. The medication can be taken by mouth or through dissolvable wafers, or by injections and can be taken up to two times per day. Zofran helps with preventing nausea by blocking a chemical in the body. The FDA has approved Zofran for this specific use. However, Zofran has also been prescribed to pregnant women to help with their morning sickness symptoms. This “off-label” use has not been approved by the FDA.Why did the Food and Drug Administration warn about using the medication during pregnancy?
Beginning in 2012, the Food and Drug Administration discovered that Zofran put people at a higher and more serious risk of developing cardiovascular problems due to its link between 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonists found in Zofran and serotonin syndrome. This prompted the Food and Drug Administration to warn about the uncertainty as to the safety of prescribing Zofran to women during their pregnancy.What are some types of Birth Defects that have been alleged to occur if the medication is taken while pregnant?
Multiple lawsuits have been filed alleging that taking the medication while pregnant increases the potential for birth defects and other medical problems such as:
- Heart defects
- Kidney defects
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Facial restrictions and defects
- Muscle defects
- Skeletal defects
- Dental and mouth problems
- Problems with talking and hearing
- Problems with being malnourished
The first thing you should do if you took Zofran while you were pregnant and now have concerns that your baby may suffer birth defects as a result, is to consult with your doctor. It is important that you seek medical treatment and advice about whether or not it is safe to stop using the medication. They may also be able to help you determine if the drug may have affected you or your baby and in any harmful way. After you have consulted with a doctor, it is recommended that you contact an experienced and compassionate Tennessee Zofran attorney at the Higgins Firm. We care about your case and will help answer any questions you may have. We will help to determine if you may be entitled to compensation and if so, we will fight for you to make sure you receive the compensation you need for what you and your family have suffered.
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