It is very painful to give birth to a child with a birth defect because of something that could have been prevented. This may be what you are going through now because you took Zofran when you were pregnant. Zofran is effective in preventing nausea and vomiting while pregnant. However, it puts the unborn baby at risk of developing multiple birth defects. If this is what happened to you, you should file a Zofran lawsuit For Birth Defects to get the compensation you deserve. Here are the birth defects that your child may suffer from if you took Zofran during pregnancy:
Cleft lip Caused By Zofran
This is a facial deformation that occurs during the early stages of development. Taking Zofran to treat nausea while pregnant causes cleft lip as the baby is developing inside the womb. Cleft lip is characterized by a lack of tissue in the lip area. This prevents the tissue that is available from joining properly. Cleft lip is the separation of the two sides of the upper lip. It always appears as a narrow opening. Sometimes, the separation can extend beyond the base of the nose.
Cleft palate Caused By Zofran
Just like cleft lip, cleft palate develops during the early stages of pregnancy. It is characterized by a lack of enough tissue in the mouth area. The result is the separation of the palate. Cleft palate can affect the hard part of the roof of the mouth towards the front, or the soft palate towards the back of the mouth. Cleft palate and cleft lip develop almost at the same time during pregnancy. A newborn can have a cleft palate and not have a cleft lip, or have both of them.
Heart defects Caused By Zofran
Heart defects are among the most serious side effects of Zofran. This is because Zofran doubles your risk of giving birth to a child with a hole in its heart. The holes in the heart can manifest themselves in two different ways. A hole in the heart can either be atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect. Atrial septal defect is a hole in the heart between the upper right chamber and the upper left chamber. Ventricular septal defect is a hole between the lower right chamber and the lower left chamber. In the womb, the holes are not harmful because the baby receives blood that is rich in oxygen from the mother. The problem starts as soon as the baby leaves the mother’s womb.
Kidney defects possible link to Zofran
The kidneys are among the most important organs in the body. When your baby is born with kidneys that are not functioning well, the chances of survival are slim. Kidneys are responsible for the purification of blood to remove substances that are not needed by the body. When blood is not purified, toxins that are supposed to be removed by the kidneys will poison the body. Our attorneys are still investigating the connection between Zofran and kidney defects.
Musculoskeletal defects Possible Caused By Zofran
Musculoskeletal defects are those that are related to the muscles and the skeleton. Musculoskeletal defects should also make you file Zofran lawsuit For Birth Defects. These defects can prevent your child from ever having a normal life.
Decreased fetal growth:
Zofran can decrease the rate of growth of the fetus in the womb. The end result of decreased growth is underdeveloped organs at birth. This can lead to multiple problems that make it hard for the baby to survive. The effects of decreased fetal growth can even be worse if the essential body organs have been affected.
These are the birth defects that can be caused by Zofran. It can even destroy the life of the fetus before it gets the chance to breathe. This mostly happens when you take Zofran during the early stages of pregnancy. Most women tend to take Zofran during the early stages of pregnancy because this is the time when nausea and other morning sickness symptoms are at their worst. What most of these unsuspecting mothers don’t know is that Zofran is actually killing their unborn child.