The first Zoloft lawsuits were filed in 2011 on behalf of children who were born with heart defects or other congenital birth defects after being exposed to the drug in the womb. Studies have linked Zoloft to increased risk of serious and potentially fatal birth defects, including persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects.
Since these first lawsuits were filed, more than 100 Zoloft cases have been brought against Pfizer by families whose children were born with birth defects. The first of these lawsuits against Zoloft is scheduled to go to trial in the summer of 2012.
In addition to the cases filed by individual families, a Zoloft class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of women who used the antidepressant drug during their pregnancy. The lawsuit accuses Pfizer of failing to properly warn women about the risk of birth defects that could result from taking Zoloft while pregnant.
Women who used Zoloft during their pregnancy and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Talking with a Zoloft lawyer about your history is the first step in determining whether you qualify.
For a free legal consultation and find out more about the status of the Zoloft litigation, contact the law firm at Hissey Kientz, LLP. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.