Zofran Lawsuits the Latest Example of Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

Zolfran lawsuits

Zofran has been connected to a wide range of birth defects.

Prescription drugs are often at the center of legal action. In many of these cases, it is uncovered that the drugs were not properly evaluated before they were marketed to physicians to prescribe to their patients. In other cases, drugs were prescribed outside of the specific set of parameters for which they were intended, leading to serious side effects and lasting consequences.

A Zofran lawsuit falls into this second category. The drug was initially meant to help surgery and chemotherapy patients who are dealing with nausea. Eventually, the drug was prescribed “off-label” to women who deal with nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Recent studies have shown that this application can lead to serious birth defects. The drug is passed from mother to child thought the placenta, and it has been connected to a number of serious issues like cleft palate, cleft lip, and heart abnormalities. These birth defects can be serious complications in a life that has just begun.

Tucson personal injury lawyers can help families who are dealing with the serious implications of Zofran use during pregnancy. Pharmaceutical cases can be very complex, and an experienced legal professional can help families get he answers and the justice that they deserve.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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