South Carolina Drug Liability Lawyers Handling Complex Zofran Lawsuits
Fighting for you after a dangerous drug causes birth defects in your children
The birth of your child should be a joyous occasion. You never expect that a medication that your doctor prescribes to ease your pregnancy to harm you or your baby in any way. Tragically, however, the drug Zofran has been linked to birth defects in children. Your child should never suffer due to medical negligence or a dangerous prescription drug. That’s where we come in to help.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, the wellbeing of you and your family is our top priority. If you believe that taking Zofran while pregnant has led to birth defects in your child, turn to our South Carolina defective drug attorneys today. We are prepared to aggressively pursue the compensation you need. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our South Carolina attorneys are well-versed in the state, local, and federal laws relevant to your claim. But we don’t just have the knowledge to win cases—our attorneys have the passion and zeal to get real results for real clients just like you.
What is Zofran?
Zofran was developed as a drug to control nausea in patients after chemotherapy or surgery. However, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline wrongfully promoted it as a drug to prevent morning sickness in pregnant women. Doctors then began prescribing the medication to women, despite the fact that the drug was never tested for this use.
Improperly marketed drugs can have devastating consequences. In this instance, the result was catastrophic side effects in newborns. Some of the most common adverse reactions of Zofran include:
- Ventricular septal defect
- Atrial septal defect
- Heart murmur
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Kidney defects
If you used Zofran to prevent morning sickness during the first trimester of your pregnancy and your child suffered a birth defect, you may have a lawsuit. Our experienced South Carolina product liability attorneys will carefully guide you through the legal process, explaining every step along the way. We are committed to helping you file a successful claim.
Understanding South Carolina’s statute of limitations
All states have a time limit for when you can file certain lawsuits, called a statute of limitations. In South Carolina, you have three years to file a product liability claim. This means you have three years to file a claim from when you reasonably discovered the injury to your child. If you do not file within this time limit, your case will most likely be dismissed. That is why it is essential for you to contact a skilled South Carolina defective product lawyer immediately to handle your Zofran case.
Do not hesitate to get help from an experienced South Carolina Zofran lawyer
As parents, it is your job to protect your children. As lawyers, it is our job to protect you. If taking Zofran while pregnant led to birth defects in your baby, contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, right away. We represent clients throughout the state of South Carolina. Call us at 803-327-7800 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.