Robert Gardner Law Announces Resource Site for Patients Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy

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Robert Gardner Law has created a new resource site to investigate claims following a U.S. Justice department criminal plea agreement with GlaxoSmithKline. The $3 billion dollar agreement addresses concerns that birth defects may be caused by physicians prescribing an off-label and unapproved morning sickness treatment involving Zofran and the variety of generic versions of Ondansetron.

Birth Defects

Birth Defects

There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about the legitimacy of treatment and the fees that may have been charged.

A new legal resource site has been established to aid patients and family members who may have been prescribed Zofran, or it’s generic versions of Ondansetron, during pregnancy for morning sickness. The site was created in response to the plea agreement* reached for the conviction of GlaxoSmithKline in C.A. No. 11-10398-RWZ, filed with the United States District Court of Massachusetts.

The Toronto Star reports that this case alleged that GlaxoSmithKline gave doctors kickbacks to prescribe the drug for morning sickness and disseminated false information about Zofran’s safety and effectiveness. According to this case, Zofran, the name brand version of Ondansetron, is approved by the FDA only for postoperative nausea and was not approved for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women.

The U.S. Justice department has announced $3 billion in penalties following a plea agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, the British drugmaker of Zofran. The New Hampshire Union Leader news report states that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) promoted Zofran for off-label uses, which means to treat illnesses not approved by the FDA.

“There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about the legitimacy of treatment and the fees that may have been charged during the course of a pregnancy,” said Robert Gardner.

Patients and family members seeking legal counsel regarding potential claims are invited to find out more information and receive a free case evaluation by visiting: http://robertgardnerlaw.com/zofran-birth-defects/

About Robert Gardner Law

Robert Gardner Law is currently investigating claims related to potential damages. Attorney Robert Gardner is licensed in Minnesota with his principal office in Bloomington, Minnesota, and works with experienced lawyers throughout the United States to help people across the country to ensure expertise in all the matters handled. The statements contained are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. For more information about Robert Gardner Law, please visit robertgardnerlaw.com

  • See: justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/legacy/2012/07/02/plea-agreement.pdf

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