Legal Representation for Zofran Claims in Alabama
Using Zofran during pregnancy can increase the risk that children suffer congenital malformations, such as:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Other complications
Financial compensation may be available for children who have been affected by Zofran-related birth defects.
Zofran was only approved for treatment of nausea or vomiting among chemotherapy patients and surgical patients, but it has been widely prescribed “off-label” for treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women. Research has suggested that exposure to Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk that children develop birth defects or congenital malformations.
Zofran side effects have been linked to reports of:
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Heart murmur
- Irregular heartbeats
- Other heart defects
- Fetal death