Missouri Drug Injury Lawyers Examine Zofran® Birth Defect Risks
The Missouri drug injury lawyers at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers would like to remind you that if you’re pregnant, taking certain drugs may put your unborn child’s health at risk of harm.
Zofran® is a medication often used to treat nausea in cancer patients. However, doctors have been known to prescribe the drug to pregnant women suffering from extreme morning sickness. The problem is, the drug isn’t approved for use in pregnant women.
Numerous studies have shown taking Zofran while pregnant can cause physical abnormalities. These Zofran birth defects can include:
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
- Kidney Problems
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, studies have shown taking Zofran can increase a child’s risk of suffering from one of these conditions by as much as six fold.
Many families have filed lawsuits against the maker of the drug, claiming the manufacturers failed to warn consumers about the risks the drug poses. Drug makers are currently seeking to have those cases consolidated into multi-district litigation.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we recognize the risks of taking Zofran while pregnant. We are hopeful a decision in these cases will bring closure to families of children affected.