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Zofran Litigation Lawyer in Peoria
Assisting the Parents of Unborn Children Harmed by Defective Drugs
If you took Zofran while pregnant and your child suffered injuries or death as a result, our firm can help. The Peoria Zofran litigation lawyer at Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law has more than 25 years of legal experience, including extensive experience in the complex area of defective drugs and pharmaceutical product liability. A skilled trial attorney, Joel E. Brown is not afraid to take on large drug manufacturers and distributors. In every instance, we strive to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed and act as trusted advocates both in and out of the courtroom.
Learn more when you contact us at (309) 271-1118. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fees, meaning you don’t pay unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Zofran & Pregnancy: Negligent Prescribing Leads to Birth Defects
Before drugs are marketed to the general public, they must go through rigorous testing and approval processes. After a medication is approved and becomes available for public consumption, patients naturally assume that the medication is safe when a doctor prescribes it. Unfortunately, drugs that are safe for one use may not be safe for another, off-label application.
Zofran (also known generically as ondansetron) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991, 1999, and 2006 for nausea prevention and treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), did not win approval for use as a treatment for morning sickness during pregnancy. However, once the drug became available, the drug manufacturer told doctors they could prescribe it to pregnant mothers complaining of nausea problems. Eventually, birth defects and fetal fatalities in association with Zofran use during the first trimester of pregnancy came to light. An increase in heart defects, cleft palate, and ossification (boney) abnormalities, among others, has been documented among babies born to mothers who took Zofran during pregnancy.
Should You Bring a Zofran Lawsuit? Contact Us for a Free Consultation.
Pharmaceutical negligence cases can be handled individually or through multi-district litigation lawsuits. Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law is available to evaluate your case from both medical and legal perspectives and advise you of the best course of action. Our Peoria Zofran litigation attorney aims to help other children and families who have suffered injury and incurred enormous expenses when Zofran or its generic equivalent was prescribed for morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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