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 .
The following conditions refer to congenital brain defects, which may be caused by Zofran:
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.
Ways to treat Zofran brain defects may vary, but are oftentimes corrected through surgery.
If 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 .