Zoloft Side Effects Allegedly Result in Infant’s Death
A new Zoloft birth defects lawsuit was filed on December 7, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While numerous Zoloft cases have been filed in recent months, this one is especially heartbreaking, as the case was filed by an Illinois couple following the death of their infant son.
The plaintiffs contend that their son suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome and syndactyly, the direct result of exposure to the antidepressant Zoloft before his birth. These defects eventually caused his death. The couple further claims that before pregnancy, the drug manufacturer should have warned that Zolft—when taken by a pregnant woman—could be dangerous for the developing fetus. The Pfizer-manufactured drug has been the subject of numerous birth defect lawsuits, and has shown—in many studies—to contribute to a variety of birth-related complications.
The plaintiffs face a barrage of serious counts in the case, including design defect, negligence, breach of express and implied warranties, punitive damages, wrongful death, loss of consortium and pecuniary loss, fraudulent misrepresentation, and failure to warn. The plaintiffs seek general damages, as well as economic and special damages, medical expenses, earnings capacity, and other costs.
Pfizer currently faces approximately 250 pending Zoloft cases, the majority of which are related to birth defects. The latest case joins a multidistrict litigation (MDL) that is set to be played out in court starting in September of 2014. The attorney representing the plaintiffs argues that Pfizer had a duty to maintain accurate and adequate warnings to the medical community. The attorney further argues that the package inserts for the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) “contained false and/or misleading statements and omitted information material to the foreseeable and ordinary contemplated uses of sertraline and Zoloft.” Pfizer is accused of failing to adequately disclose important safety, despite knowing of the risks.
If you have experienced birth defects or other side effects as a result of taking Zoloft, you may be entitled to compensation. But you must act quickly. The multidistrict litigation against Pfizer is already underway, and the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen are accepting clients who have suffered as a result of Zoloft use.
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