A lawsuit was filed in Missouri on behalf of 18 children who suffered birth defects after their mothers used Zoloft during pregnancy. The case was filed on February 8, 2012 in the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis, MO.
The suit, filed by Zoloft lawyers from four national law firms, claims that drug maker Pfizer knew or should have known that SSRI antidepressant drugs such as Zoloft have been found to cause severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who took them while pregnant. It is alleged that despite available information about the risks, Pfizer failed to warn doctors and the public of Zoloft birth defect side effects risks.
Zoloft birth defects claimed in the suit include holes in the heart (septal defects ASD and VSD) and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The lawsuit asserts claims against Pfizer of strict product liability, negligent design, fraud, failure to warn, and negligence. The suit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages.
Zoloft lawsuits currently are being filed in state and federal courts across the United States. Pfizer recently filed a motion before a judicial panel in federal court for the transfer and consolidation of pending and future Zoloft cases into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before a federal judge in the Southern District of New York for pretrial litigation. There is no national Zoloft class action lawsuit.
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