On Your Side Investigation Birth defects blamed on Zofran

On Your Side Investigation Birth defects blamed on Zofran

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Hundreds of pregnant women are prescribed the drug, Zofran, a popular drug that has been around since the early 1990s when the FDA approved it to help cancer patients manage nausea.

Currently, there are nearly 220 lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of Zofran.  Women from all over the country say the drug gave their babies birth defects.

One couple suing is from the Birmingham area.  They say their baby needed multiple heart surgeries only days after his birth and they blame the drug.

Lydia sat down with the family and their lawyer to learn about what they have been through and their lawsuit. Watch the exclusive On Your Side investigation, Thursday on WBRC FOX6 News at 5.

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