A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit against drug company Pfizer for multiple birth defects she claims were caused by her mother’s use of its SSRI antidepressant drug Zoloft during pregnancy. The woman was born in with a cleft lip and cleft palate in December 1991 according to the legal complaint filed in the case.
The lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County, Illinois, on the East side of the Mississippi River in the St Louis, MO metropolitan area. Her Illinois Zoloft lawsuit attorneys allege that Pfizer knew of the dangerous side effects linked to using Zoloft while pregnant. They allege that the drug company failed to properly test the antidepressant medication and failed to warn patients of the serious birth defects risk posed by drug. The lawyers claim that Pfizer hid, and continues to hide, information about Zoloft pregnancy risks from doctors, patients and the public.
In addition to financial compensation for personal injury damages, the lawsuit also seeks to recover punitive damages on claims that Pfizer acted in a “willful, wanton and outrageous manner and with evil disregard for the rights of patients.” Punitive damages are sought “in a fair and reasonable amount to deter Pfizer and others from engaging in the wrongful conduct.”
The lawsuit also accuses the Zoloft manufacturer of misrepresentation, fraud, and negligence.
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