If your obstetrician or physician convinced you to take the medication Zofran while you were pregnant, and your child is now showing side effects from the medication, schedule an immediate consultation with a law firm such as Connor Law.
You trusted that your physician only had your best interest in mind, that they wouldn't prescribe you something that could be dangerous for your baby. Here is the information you want to have ready when you meet with your personal injury lawyer for the first time.
Birth Defect Diagnosis
Did the pediatrician tell you that the abnormalities, delays or developmental concerns that your child is dealing with are more than likely from the medication Zofran? If so, you want to have them document all of this information and sign it, so you can give it to your lawyer. Your lawyer will use this while compiling the case, and may want your doctor to agree to appear in court if needed. If you have pictures or other evidence, this is also needed to help the case.
Ask the pharmacy where you picked up the Zofran if they can print out your records, to show what type of medication you were taking, how often you were taking it, and when you picked it up. You may also be able to get this information from your insurance provider, since they document when you get a prescription. The name of the doctor that wrote the prescription should be on the pharmacy information.
Total Costs from the Effects
How much money has taking the medication cost you now that your child is here? Have you had to spend money on co-pays and trips to specialists? Are you missing time away from work so you aren't able to earn your full wages, and spending money to travel to all of the appointments? These are all expenses that you shouldn't have to pay for, and instead the doctor that was negligent when writing the prescription should pay.
When you start to look for a lawyer, make sure you find a personal injury lawyer that has done medical malpractice cases in the past, because you want someone who has experience. You don't want to spend the rest of your life feeling guilty because you trusted the faulty advice of a highly trained medical professional. Get a settlement for you and your child by going after the medical staff that wronged you.
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