Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding Zofran

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The law firm Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding Zofran.

Zofran is approved to treat nausea and vomiting in patients following chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. However, Zofran has been prescribed off-label to treat morning sickness in expectant mothers. Some studies have noted an association between Zofran use in the first trimester of pregnancy and birth defects such as congenital cardiac (heart) malformations and oral clefts (cleft lip and/or cleft palate).

In commencing this class action, Siskinds seeks to recover compensation for persons in Canada who experienced these conditions as a result of their mothers being prescribed Zofran.  The Statement of Claim alleges that the defendant failed to adequately warn expectant mothers and physicians that use of Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of serious birth defects.

Jill McCartney, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP, states: "As a matter of safety, expectant mothers and their health care providers need to be informed of the risks associated with using a particular pharmaceutical product.  This is particularly true during the first trimester of pregnancy, when the baby is developing his or her organs."

Canadians who believe they might be affected by this class action are encouraged to visit, email or call 1-800-461-6166 ext. 2341 for English enquiries or ext. 2409 for French enquiries.

About Siskinds LLP

Siskinds LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Toronto and London, and affiliate offices in Montreal and Quebec City. Siskinds LLP is Canada's leading class action law firm.


For further information:

Jill S. McCartney or Linda J. Visser, Siskinds LLP, 100 Lombard Street, Suite 302, Toronto, ON M5C 1M3, Tel: (416) 362-8334, Email:


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