By: Darrell Castle
The medicine she was taking during his first trimester of pregnancy was harming her baby and she had no idea.
Alice and her husband were so excited to find out they were having a baby! They had been married a few years and were ready to welcome a new member into their family.
Alice loved her doctor. He was nice, trusting and really seemed to know his stuff. She felt very comfortable around him and that was a quality she sought after in a physician.
So, when her doctor gave her some medicine to treat the nausea – morning sickness – she trusted him and took it. And it worked well! It really helped control her nausea so she could go about her days during her pregnancy and not feel miserable.
Fast forward several months later and it’s delivery time! Alice had her baby and her husband was right by her side the entire time. It was a team effort. But something was wrong…
The baby boy was born with a hole in his heart.
How could this have happened? Everything seemed fine. This came out of no where!
Nonetheless, this was their child and they had to take care of him. And several operations later, the hole in the heart was repaired and their son seemed fine and healthy.
However, each surgery cost six figures and the process wasn’t easy. It was quite traumatizing – emotionally and financially.
Zofran has been linked to birth defects
I mentioned above that Alice’s doctor prescribed her some medication to treat the morning sickness. Well, it was Zofran.
Zofran is a drug designed to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy and post-surgery. NOT pregnancy.
The FDA did NOT approve Zofran to be used during pregnancy. It was never tested for that purpose. However, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – the manufacturer of Zofran – promoted it to doctors to treat morning sickness.
And now studies show when used during pregnancy, the drug crosses into the placenta and CAN HARM THE BABY.
This is what happened to Alice’s little boy.
She should do something about it. And she can.
Darrell Castle & Associates’ personal injury attorneys can help
Alice isn’t a real person and neither is this story. However, it represents stories that are currently surfacing across the nation.
If you took Zofran during the first trimester of your pregnancy and your baby was born with birth defects, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
The associated birth defects include:
- hole in the heart
- heart murmur
- cleft lip
- cleft palate
- one kidney
Our team has began investigation into this dangerous drug and we’re now accepting cases. We’ve handled dangerous drug cases similar to this one for decades. Our team is detailed, responsive and relentless in our approach. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
We can’t restore your baby’s health. We can’t take away all of the surgeries your baby has been forced to endure. We can’t take back the grief and emotion you’ve felt through the process.
However, we can help you achieve a sense of justice by holding the drug manufacturer – GSK – accountable for what they’ve done. And that money will go a long way towards helping you with the medical bills you’ve accumulated.
Our team has received multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell for client satisfaction. You’re in good hands here.
And don’t worry about costs. We don’t get paid until YOU get paid!
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