St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 06, 2015
A new Zofran lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania, according to attorneys handling Zofran lawsuit claims alleging birth defects.* The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff’s two children suffered congenital heart defects and other birth defects after fetal exposure to Zofran, according to court documents.
This Zofran lawsuit alleges that the defendant, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was aware of evidence supporting a link between Zofran use during pregnancy and the increased incidence of congenital heart defects and other birth defects, according to court documents:
“Since at least 1992, GSK has had mounting evidence showing that Zofran presents an unreasonable risk of harm to babies who are exposed to the drug during pregnancy.”* According to court documents, the lawsuit cites numerous pieces of evidence in support of this statement, saying GSK was aware of the following:
- “Zofran readily crosses human placental barriers during pregnancy.”*
- Animal studies conducted on Zofran indicate that Zofran cannot “be used safely or effectively in pregnant women.”*
- “Since 1992, GSK has received hundreds of reports of major birth defects associated with prenatal Zofran exposure.”*
According to court documents, the plaintiff alleges that GSK knowingly marketed Zofran to pregnant women, without issuing a birth defects warning, despite evidence suggesting this was not a safe application of the drug: “GSK not only concealed this knowledge from healthcare providers and consumers in the United States, and failed to warn of the risk of birth defects, but GSK also illegally and fraudulently promoted Zofran to physicians and patients specifically for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnancy women.”*
The FDA has never approved Zofran as safe for pregnant women, yet women are still being prescribed Zofran during pregnancy, believing the drug is safe, according to court documents: "Women ingested the drug because they innocently believed that Zofran was an appropriate drug for use in their circumstance. When they ingested the drug, these pregnant women had no way of knowing that Zofran had never been studied in pregnant women, much less shown to be a safe and effective treatment for pregnancy-related nausea."*
“A few women have now stepped forward to file Zofran lawsuits. As more families learn about the allegations of birth defects from Zofran, we anticipate hearing from others interested in filing Zofran lawsuits,” said Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm.
The Onder Law Firm, nationally-renowned as a leading family safety and consumer liability law firm, provides legal representation for families seeking to file Zofran lawsuits for allegations of birth defects. Zofran attorneys representing clients nationwide offer Zofran lawsuit news and updates at their website. The firm provides no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation for mothers and families whose babies wer born with a birth defect following prenatal exposure to Zofran. Individuals who fit this description may contact a lawyer to discuss whether they have grounds for a Zofran lawsuit. The firm’s Zofran lawyers believe persons who meet this description may be entitled to real compensation. For more information, visit the Zofran lawsuit website.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes Zofran case inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information on Zofran lawsuits at http://www.247LawsuitNews.com.
*Cheri Flynn vs. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Case 2:15-cv-00709-PD, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania