Zofran Brain Defects

Published on March 5, 2015 by Sandy Liebhard

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Tied in with the use of a popular anti-nausea medication during pregnancy is a possible Zofran brain defect risk, which may occur if the normal growth of the baby’s nervous system is disrupted. Structural defects of the brain and skull may result from this issue, stunting normal brain function. In addition to the drug’s potential to cause dangerous effects on the brain, Zofran has also been suggested to cause cleft lip and palates, as well as kidney and heart defects in newborns that were exposed in the womb. Head pain, muscle weakness, bladder and bowel problems, as well as reduced vision are all categorized as symptoms of congenital brain defects. Some children may also be born with cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal defects and seizures.

If your child is experiencing any or more of these Zofran brain defect symptoms, it is in your best interest to dial an attorney who can advise you on a possible solution. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP can be reached directly at .

Zofran Brain Defect Types

The following conditions refer to congenital brain defects, which may be caused by Zofran:

  • Encephalecele: When a piece of the brain penetrates the skull, and is visible through an opening along the front-to-back midline of the skull.
  • Anencephaly: A large part of the skull and brain is missing and brain tissue is exposed. This stems from the head end of the neural tube’s failure to close.
  • Spina bifida: The brain’s spinal column is divided, and the brain’s neural tube can’t close under the brain level. As a result, the surrounding vertebrae cannot fully develop.

Congenital defects within the brain’s structure: Categorized as fluid on the brain, an excessive buildup of cerebrospinal fluid caused by impaired circulation. When there is too much fluid, too much pressure on the brain may result.

  • Dandy-Walker syndrome: When the central section of the cerebellum fails to grow properly, or at all.
  • Holopresencephaly: The brain does not divide into two hemispheres, or halves.
  • Megalencephaly: A condition that refers to an abnormally large or heavy brain. Microcephaly, in contrast, occurs when the brain doesn’t develop fully.

Ways to treat Zofran brain defects may vary, but are oftentimes corrected through surgery.

Did Your Baby Sustain Zofran Brain Defects?

zofran brain injury lawyerIf you took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy for extreme nausea, your child might have been born with serious birth defects. For more about your legal rights in pursuing legal action against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, call our Firm at .

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