For “Amber” (not a real person), the birth of her son Jacob should have been the happiest day of her life. But her joy turned into every parent’s worst nightmare in an instant when doctors informed her that Jacob had a heart defect, a hole that allowed the blood on the two sides of his heart to mix.
Doctors told Amber that babies born with congenital heart defects had a high chance of survival, but that did little to reassure her. She had done everything she could to ensure that her baby was healthy – what could have gone wrong?
Then she learned that studies have linked one of the drugs she had been prescribed while pregnant to an increased risk of heart defects in the babies of mothers who had taken the drug while pregnant. That drug, Zofran, is approved to treat nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or surgery. The anti-nausea medication also has been widely prescribed for “off-label” use in pregnant women to treat morning sickness during pregnancy.
However, Zofran was not approved by the FDA for use in pregnant women, and, in fact, has been linked in a series of studies to an increased risk of the kind of birth defects from which baby Jacob now was suffering.
Amber joined many other women whose babies were born with birth defects after using Zofran to file a lawsuit against the company that makes Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline. While the cases work their way through the courts, however, little Jacob’s hospital bills are piling up. Amber didn’t know how she was going to pay the medical bills and still provide for her family. That’s when her Zofran injury lawyer told her to call USClaims to seek no-risk pre-settlement funding to help keep her family afloat financially.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a Zofran injury lawsuit, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.