Vomiting is a common symptom many women experience during the first trimester of pregnancy. For many years, pregnant women have received Zofran to treat these symptoms during the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. In fact, this medication has consistently been administered early in the pregnancy when unborn fetuses are most susceptible to developing birth defects from prescription medications.

At Herren & Adams LLP, our attorneys stand up for Kentucky parents and their infants who have been injured by Zofran to help them seek compensation.

The Effects Of Zofran On A Newborn

As a result many infants have been born with:

  • Heart defects
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Other physical malformation
  • Kidney defects
  • Jaundice
Zofran was never approved to treat morning sickness. The drug was approved by the FDA to relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery or following chemotherapy. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, encouraged doctors to use the drug to treat pregnant woman in an illegal practice known as "off-label marketing."

The Cases We Handle Related To Zofran

Every person's experience with Zofran is different, and we encourage you to speak with us directly to discuss your ability to make a products liability claim and obtain compensation.

In general, however, we ask that you call us if:

  • You experienced nausea and vomiting during your pregnancy and received medication to treat your symptoms.
  • Your baby was born with a heart problem.
  • Your baby has a cleft lip.
  • Your baby was born with a cleft palate.
  • Your baby was born with a serious health problem or malformation of the body.

Our lawyers are currently accepting new clients at our Lexington office. To discuss your experience with Zofran and schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 859-254-0024 or visit our Contact page to request an appointment.