Zofran Cerebral Palsy

Published on March 5, 2015 by Sandy Liebhard

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Zofran cerebral palsy in newborns is a suggested side effect of the anti-nausea medication when used by their mothers during pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for this and other birth defects, which may include cleft lip and palates, heart and kidney problems, if Zofran is taken during the first trimester, which is the most crucial time for fetal development. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively investigating complaints on behalf of women whose babies were born with Zofran cerebral palsy or another complication after they took the drug for extreme nausea. Call our Firm for more information:.

What is Zofran Cerebral Palsy?

Zofran cerebral palsy may be used as a blanket term for any disorder that impairs movement control that resulted from damage to a developing brain. These “palsies” usually develop by the time a child is 2 or 3 years old, and are non-progressive. This means that the brain damage does not worsen, but the symptoms might.

According to a statistic posted by WebMD, about 10,000 infants and 1,500 preschoolers are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. The United Cerebral Palsy Association reports that, 764,000 U.S. residents have the disorder.

Additionally, between 35 and 50 percent of Zofran cerebral palsy victims may also suffer from:

  • An accompanying seizure disorder or some level of mental retardation.
  • learning disabilities
  • Impaired vision, speech, hearing, or difficulty with language

What Causes Zofran Cerebral Palsy?

zofran cerebral palsyThis congenital birth defect stems from a brain injury that occurred while the baby was developing in its mother’s womb. This occurs in about 70 percent of children, WebMD.com reports, which is particularly noteworthy because studies involving Zofran complications involve injuries that result from the baby’s exposure to the drug before birth.

Other Zofran Birth Defects

In addition to Zofran cerebral palsy, the following birth defects have been associated with this medication in complaint reports filed with its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Musculoskeletal defects
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Poor fetal growth
  • Heart defects
  • Kidney defects
  • Fetal death

Your Baby was Born with Zofran Cerebral Palsy. Now What?

For mothers who had a child with Zofran cerebral palsy, the next step is calling an attorney who can help you navigate the legal process of filing a claim against GlaxoSmithKline. Call our Firm directly to start the process of filing a claim that seeks compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses and other damages:.

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