Washington Zofran Lawyer
As a Zofran lawyer in WA, we represent families who have suffered harm as a result of this faulty drug. If you took Zofran while pregnant and are unsure if you have a case, call our law firm and schedule a consultation. We will answer your questions and provide you with sound legal advice.
Why Is Zofran Prescribed?
Doctors throughout the country have been prescribing this medication to pregnant women suffering from nausea. Pregnancy sickness is incredibly common, and naturally, women want to treat it. Zofran became a common way to do so, since it was designed to reduce the nausea brought on by chemotherapy. However, it was never officially tested on pregnant women, so there was no safety data to indicate that it would not produce birth defects or other problems.
What Did Zofran Do?
This particular medication has been linked to birth defects. Some studies have indicated an increased risk of babies being born with a cleft palate, among other problems. In fact, in a study conducted by Harvard researchers, women who took Zofran and generic equivalents of it were twice as likely to deliver a baby with a cleft palate. The FDA has since issued a warning about taking the drug during early pregnancy.
Generic Drugs Can Also Be Dangerous
As a Zofran lawyer in WA, we also represent people who have suffered from taking generic anti-nausea drugs during pregnancy. The active ingredient in Zofran, ondansetron, can be dangerous, and the studies evaluating GlaxoSmithKline’s branded product researched the effect of the key ingredients, not just the drug as a whole. As a result, there is compelling evidence to indicate that any drugs containing ondansetron can be dangerous during pregnancy. With that in mind, if your child was born with a birth defect, call us.
How a Zofran Lawyer in WA Can Help You
If your child was born with a birth defect caused by you taking a faulty drug, you have rights. We can identify all responsible parties and file a lawsuit against them. This is far easier to do with the help of an experienced attorney who has the resources to properly research, investigate, and prove your case — like we do. Some of the things we need to determine are:
- Negligence. We need to determine if you took the brand name drug or a generic so we can go after the right manufacturer. Your doctor may also have liability if they prescribed a product knowing that it could be dangerous or without giving you proper warning.
- Evidence. To prove your case in court, evidence must be gathered and presented in court.
- Valuing your claim. We will work with your doctors to help determine the cost of medical care for your child, both now and in the future. We will also review things like lost wages based on the time that you had to take off work. Next, we will work to place a value on your emotional pain and suffering.
A Zofran Lawyer in WA Can Protect Your Rights
When going up against a drug manufacturer, you need to be prepared for the fact that they will have high-powered and experienced lawyers representing them. You need someone to become your advocate to ensure that your rights are protected at all times. Otherwise, you could be taken advantage of, receive a less than favorable settlement offer, or be buried in legal paperwork. We work to ensure that this does not happen and that you will be treated fairly.
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