Zofran was found to double the risk of heart defects including atrial and ventricular septal (“hole in the heart”) defects and increased the overall risk of birth defects by 30%. Another study showed that Zofran caused a six-fold increase (600%) in kidney defects. Yet another study found Zofran was linked with a 237% increase in cleft palate and cleft lip defects.
Mothers taking Zofran during pregnancy unknowingly exposed their unborn children to birth defects. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, failed to warn of Zofran side effects from using Zofran use during pregnancy. Despite mounting evidence against the safety of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline has still not provided any warnings to pregnant women. GlaxoSmithKline pled guilty to criminal fraud and settled for $3 billion over illegal marketing of Zofran and other drugs. Contact Levin Simes Abrams at 1-888-426-4156 today regarding a Zofran Lawsuit.