Settlement Funding Available for Zofran Victims

Jacky Gale | March 6th, 2015

happy coupleFamilies who have suffered injuries as a result of dangerous drugs have legal recourse available to them. They may choose to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Unfortunately, the litigation process is notoriously slow. Some patients may wait years before seeing a check. And in the meantime, they need money now to support their families. This is why lawsuit loans provide a practical solution for Zofran plaintiffs.

Zofran lawsuits allege birth defects

Zofran (ondansetron) is a type of drug known as a 5-HT3 antagonist. It affects the nervous system to block serotonin and in doing so, it helps patients manage nausea and vomiting. Zofran was developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). It has been approved by the FDA to treat nausea and vomiting among patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or surgery. However, it has not been approved for use by pregnant women to combat morning sickness.

Despite this, Zofran has been prescribed for off-label use to countless expectant mothers. Preliminary studies have linked the anti-nausea drug to an increased risk for serious birth defects, including fetal growth restriction, musculoskeletal abnormalities, kidney malformations, and heart defects. Research so far has not proved definitive, however, and further investigation into the safety of Zofran is warranted. GlaxoSmithKline, meanwhile, continues to stand by the safety of its drug.

When a baby is born with serious birth defects, the parents often face medical bills that may seem insurmountable. Often, children with severe health issues require long-term or even lifelong intensive medical care and therapy. To help them provide their children with the health care they need, some parents have filed Zofran lawsuits against the manufacturer, claiming that GSK failed to warn physicians and expectant women about the health risks. While a lawsuit can result in a favorable jury award or settlement, these parents face a long uphill battle.

Zofran settlement funding

Zofran plaintiffs who are trying to juggle their child’s medical bills with their everyday expenses may consider seeking a traditional bank or credit union loan. Unfortunately, this can only compound their financial difficulties, given that these loans often have high interest rates. For some plaintiffs, settlement funding provides a more financially feasible solution. Settlement funding is distributed in anticipation of a plaintiff’s future settlement offer or jury award. Essentially, it’s a cash advance that allows plaintiffs access to the money they rightfully deserve now, instead of waiting months or years.

The best part is that a Zofran lawsuit loan is non-recourse. This means that in the event the plaintiff does not have a favorable resolution of the lawsuit, the cash advance never needs to be repaid. The legal funding company assumes all of the risk, while the plaintiff assumes none.

Leading provider of lawsuit cash advances

LawStreet Capital has earned a reputation as an industry leader, with good reason. Not only will you find some of the lowest interest rates available, you could have cash in your pocket in as little as 24 hours after approval. We understand that the litigation process can be stressful and complex.

Our friendly representatives strive to make it easy for you to get the cash you deserve from your anticipated jury verdict or settlement. Fill out the simple form on our website or call us toll-free at 866-FUND-662 to find out if a Zofran lawsuit loan could be the solution you need.