Zofran, Glaxo, Birth Defect & Bostic

Zofran, Glaxo, Birth Defect & Bostic: A recent case in the United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Southern Division, Pikeville ruled on a motion to remand and sever.

The Zofran, Glaxo, Birth Defect & Bostic case is about a Kentucky mother that took Zofran (ondansetron, generic Zofran) during her pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect.

A brief summary of the Zofran, Glaxo, Birth Defect & Bostic case includes:

  1. Heather Bostic took ondansetron, generic Zofran, to treat morning sickness during the first trimester of her pregnancy.
  2. Zofran is a drug meant to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation cancer treatments
  3. Sadly, Heather Bostic’s daughter, D.B., was born with multiple congenital defects, including a missing kidney and a hole in her heart.
  4. When D.B. was about seven months old, she got sick and started vomiting.
  5. A doctor prescribed D.B. Zofran for her nausea, and Heather Bostic gave one dose of it to D.B. Tragically, the next day, D.B. stopped breathing and died from cardiopulmonary arrest.
  6. The Court ruled: Granted
  7. For more on this case, please follow this link: Zofran – December 9, 2015

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