Parents blame missing kidney on anti-nausea drug

09/10/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

U.S. – The parents of a child born with a missing kidney say the drug Zofran caused the birth defect. As reported by The Legal Examiner, the North Dakota couple has filed a lawsuit against drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for medical expenses linked to the child’s birth defect.

According to the lawsuit, the mother of the child took Zofran during her pregnancy after being prescribed the drug by a doctor. Her son was born in 2007. The parents say the kidney he has functions at only 38 percent. The parents are stated to have not become aware of the defect until 2013, after the son was diagnosed with multiple conditions.

The Legal Examiner report states, “The plaintiff was given Zofran in large doses through I.V. administration on several occasions during her first and third trimesters. She believes that it was this exposure to Zofran in utero that caused her son’s injuries.”

The plaintiffs in the case have filed a lawsuit for negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and other claims.

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Source: The Legal Examiner News Story

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