Zofran Birth Defects Lawyer in Chicago

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Have You Taken Zofran While You Were Pregnant?
Were There Complications?

Have you or your child been hurt after taking Zofran? Many pregnant women took Zofran to help relieve nausea caused by morning sickness, but later experienced severe side effects or had children with serious birth defects. In many cases, these children’s birth defects were so substantial that they required round the clock care and could never experience a normal life. Children who suffered from Zofran birth defects deserve the best medical attention possible. Balkin & Mausner is dedicated to helping families get the financial compensation necessary to get the help their children need. If your child suffered from birth defects from Zofran, the Balkin & Mausner can help you get the compensation you deserve by filing a Zofran birth defects lawsuit on your behalf.

Zofran’s Untold Story

When Zofran was approved by the FDA in 1991, it was only approved for use with cancer patients suffering from extreme nausea caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. However, pharmaceutical giant GSK soon began marketing Zofran to pregnant women without FDA approval or adequate testing. In fact, GSK had evidence in the 1980’s that suggested birth defects were a possible risk of taking Zofran.

GSK did not perform a single clinical trial to test the risks of exposing human fetuses and their mothers to Zofran before actively targeting pregnant mothers. Thousands of mothers took Zofran fully believing it was safe but unfortunately GSK valued profits far more than the safety of unborn children and their mothers. Because of these unethical and illegal activities, thousands of families’ lives were forever changed and many families filed Zofran birth defect lawsuits. In 2012, GSK pled guilty to criminal charges brought against them by the United States government for these activities and other illegal business practices.

Zofran’s Hidden Birth Defect Risks

Recently, many medical journals including Reproductive Toxicology and Pediatric Emergency Care published studies that linked Zofran to possible birth defects. These birth defects include:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) or holes in the heart
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) where there is a hole between two lower heart chambers
  • Heart murmur
  • Babies born with deformed or missing kidneys
  • Deformed skulls
  • Fetal growth restrictions
  • Limb defects
  • Cleft lip and cleft pallet
  • Fetal death

If you took Zofran for morning sickness and your child was born with a birth defect, GSK should be held responsible for the pain and suffering they have caused your family. Call the Balkin & Mausner and file a Zofran birth defects lawsuit today

File a Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit and Get the Compensation You Deserve

If your child was harmed by Zofran, it’s likely their birth defects required expensive medical procedures. Many children have died and others require life-long medical care. Balkin & Mausner wants to make sure your child can get the best medical care available. When a multi-billion dollar company has caused these terrible birth defects, we think they should be held legally and financially responsible for their actions. Let us help you get compensated for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional and psychological trauma to the family
  • Pain and suffering