Zofran Cranial Deformation

Published on March 5, 2015 by Sandy Liebhard

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Mothers who took a medication for extreme nausea during pregnancy may be at risk for having a child with a Zofran cranial deformation. This complication may be evident in the shape of the newborn’s head, which may be crooked, asymmetrically shaped, or appear abnormal in some other way.

zofran cranial deformation lawyerSome conditions may cause the forehead or eyebrow to appear flattened or pinched on either side, or eyes that are very close together. Some children with Zofran cranial deformations may have webbed hands or feet, or a flat midface and eyes that protrude.

If any of these issues is visible in your child, you may be eligible to take legal action against the manufacturer of this medication, GlaxoSmithKline. Call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to inquire about Zofran cranial deformation problems that may result from use of this medication and find out what you can do about them at .

What is a Zofran Cranial Deformation?

Zofran cranial deformation issues may manifest in a number of different issues that may be present on the surface. The following are listed as possible cranial deformations found in newborns:

Craniosynostosis: This refers to the closing of one or more sutures of an infant’s head. If this occurs, the skull won’t expand in width but rather grow in the direction of the open sutures.

Crouzon and Apert syndromes: these conditions refer to the most common type of craniosynostosis syndromes. They occur when one or more sutures on the infant’s head are closed, and manifest in a flat or recessed forehead. In turn, the sutures and bones may fuse together and result in shallow eye sockets. Children with Apert syndrome may also have webbed hands and/or feet.

Head Shapes of Newborns with Deformational Plagiocephaly

Deformational plagiocephaly: This refers to when a baby’s head is asymmetrically shaped or crooked because of repeated pressure on its affected areas. The bones become easily misshaped if pressure is applied to the same spots.

  • Deformational Plagiocephaly: back of the head is flattened on either side, with a possible shift of the ear. Facial symmetry may also be distorted.
  • Deformational Brachycephaly: the head may appear even or uneven, or appear wide or bulging at the ear area.
  • Deformational Scaphocephaly: Head is flat on both sides and may appear long and narrow.

Oftentimes, the above Zofran cranial deformations are corrected with a cranial remolding helmet or band or surgery that incorporates these devices.

Was Your Baby Born with a Zofran Cranial Deformation? Call our Attorneys.

The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are anxious to hear form anyone who took Zofran and ended up giving birth to a child with a Zofran cranial deformation. Call us directly for more information about the legal process of filing a zofran lawsuit against the manufacturer of this medication, GlaxoSmithKline at .

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