Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit See Continued Rise In Filings To Federal MDL

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Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit Attorneys At Wright & Schulte LLC Represent Families Of Newborns Who Developed A Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate Or Other Birth Defects

Zofran-Birth-Defects-Lawsuit-Wright-and-Schulte-LLCZofran birth defects lawsuits see 14 new filings added to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) alleging side-effects from the anti-nausea drug. The recently filed Zofran lawsuits mirror the pending cases that accuse Zofran’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, of improperly promoting Zofran as a treatment for morning sickness in pregnant women and failing to disclose the risk of birth defects. The complaints allege newborns exposed to Zofran are at risk for cleft lip, cleft palate, kidney malfunctions, congenital heart disease, and other birth defects. (In Re: Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit – MDL 2657)

The number of Zofran birth defects lawsuits grew from 270 to 284 from July 15 to August 15, according to the MDL docket of the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The judicial panel consolidated all federally filed Zofran birth defects complaints for coordinated pretrial proceedings in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Recently, U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, who is managing the Zofran MDL, made it simpler for plaintiffs to file their lawsuits by using Short Form Complaints. Plaintiffs can now use allegations from Master Complaints and add their own claims about Zofran to their Short Form Complaints. (In Re: Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit – MDL 2657)
“Our law firm continues to speak with families who have been devastated by the loss of their child or by the birth defects their child has suffered allegedly after exposure to Zofran, ” says Richard Schulte of Wright & Schultz LLC, which is offering free Zofran lawsuit evaluations to families whose children suffered side effects of Zofran and other harmful drugs. To speak to one of the firm’s Zofran Side-Effects Attorneys, contact the firm today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.

Zofran (ondansetron) is an anti-nausea drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and after surgery. According to court records filed by GlaxoSmithKline, there is also a generic version of ondansetron that the FDA approved in 2006. Sales of ondansetron have increased and at least 30 companies now manufacture different forms of generic ondansetron, according to GlaxoSmithKline. Ondansetron is among the most widely distributed generic drugs available, the company said in its court documents.(In Re: Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit – MDL 2657)

The Zofran birth defects lawsuits maintain that the FDA did not approve Zofran to treat nausea and vomiting, commonly known as “morning sickness,” in pregnant women. To substantiate their claims, plaintiffs point to the criminal charges and civil claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against GlaxoSmithKline. In July 2012, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve the claims that include paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe Zofran and certain of the company’s other drugs, and submitting false claims to federal health care programs.
[justice.gov/opa/pr/glaxosmithkline-plead-guilty-and-pay-3-billion-resolve-fraud-allegations-and-failure-report, U.S. Department of Justice]

In another effort to streamline the Zofrant lawsuit filing process, Judge Saylor is allowing plaintiffs to file their complaints directly into the Zofran MDL rather than filing in their local federal court for transfer to Massachusetts. According to the Zofran MDL docket, one Short Form Complaint was recently filed into the MDL involving prenatal exposure to Zofran. The Zofran complaint, filed on behalf of a Texas couple, said the mother took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy which resulted in the premature birth and death of the child. (In Re: Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit – MDL 2657)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact
Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Zofran lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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