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Alabama Couple Files Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit

zofran blamed in new zofran birth defect lawsuitAn Alabama mother and father have filed a Zofran lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline alleging the company’s anti-nausea medication caused their son’s congenital heart defect. The claims claims the mother used Zoran during her pregnancy to help with morning sickness. When the couple’s child was born in 2013, he was diagnosed with atrial septal defect, a severe birth complication that has required multiple surgeries.

Zofran, an antiemetic used to treat nausea and vomiting in ...

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Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits Centralized in Massachusetts MDL

zofran linked to birth defectsThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has moved to consolidate a dozen federal Zofran birth defect lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In its October 13 transfer order, the Panel explained the decision to centralize in Massachusetts. Zofran maker GlaxoSmithKline had originally petitioned for the litigation to be held in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where the company is headquartered.

Although only 12 cases were ...

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Zofran Lawsuit Alleges Drug Caused Child’s Birth Defects

zofran birth defect lawsuit filed in californiaA California mother has filed a Zofran birth defect lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline claiming that the company’s antiemetic drug led her child to be born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. The new case joins dozens of similar Zofran lawsuits that both plaintiffs and GlaxoSmithKline are trying to have consolidated in a multidistrict litigation.

Zofran is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of nausea ...

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PA Court Upholds $11.6 Million Verdict in Topamax Lawsuit

topamax lawsuit verdict amount upheld in pennsylvania courtA Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has decided to uphold an $11.65 million verdict awarded to a couple who claim the epilepsy drug Topamax caused their son to be born with a cleft lip, The Patriot News reports. The court ruling denied an appeal from Topamax manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which sought to overturn the ruling.

The couple filed a Topamax lawsuit in 2011, ...

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Topamax Lawsuit Results in $4 Million Verdict

A $4 million verdict has been reached in a Topamax lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical unit Janssen.

On October 30 , 2013, a Philadelphia jury sided with the woman who took Topamax for six months during her pregnancy and gave birth to a boy with cleft lip. The suit alleged Janssen’s flawed drug Topamax was the cause of a severe birth defect in a baby boy. Four surgeries were needed to correct the extensive injury.

The Plaintiff’s attorney stated ...

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