Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit | Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects | Lawyer Attorney Lawsuits
Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit | Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects | Lawyer Attorney Lawsuits | Side Effects : Abdominal Defects, Anal Atresia, Anencephaly,Aortic Stenosis,Atrial Septal Defect, Autism, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cloacal Exstrophy, Clubfoot, Coarctation of the Aorta,Cranial Defects, Craniosynostosis (skull defect), Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Ebstein’s Anomaly, Encephalocele, Esophageal Atresia, Esophageal Stenosis, Fetal Death,Gastroschisis, Hand Birth Defects, Heart Valve Defect, Heart Defects, Heart Murmurs, Hydranencephaly, Hydronephrosis, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, Hypospadias, Iniencephaly, Intellectual Disability, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Mitral Valve Defects, Neural Tube Defects, Omphalocele (abdominal wall defect), Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Physical Defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), Premature Birth, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis, Spina Bifida, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid Atresia, Tricuspid Valve Stenosis, Truncus Arteriosus, Undescended Testicles, Ventricular Septal Defect
Alonso Krangle LLP, an experienced drug law firm is investigating potential Zoloft birth defect lawsuits on behalf of families who believe the antidepressant Zoloft, also known as Sertraline hydrochloride (trade names Zoloft, Lustral) and in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, caused their child to be born with a Zoloft birth defect or defects. Zoloft and has been prescribed to millions of people including expectant mother as an antidepressant. Taking Zoloft or another SSRI antidepressant in pregnancy, studies have shown that increases the likelihood that a baby will be born with a Zoloft birth defect. Alonso Krangle LLP offers free lawsuit evaluations to any individuals who have been harmed by the use of Zoloft during pregnancy. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or fill out the form on the right.
Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit MDL (MDL 2342)
Approximately 250 Zoloft birth defects lawsuits in multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under Judge Cynthia M. Rufe. First case set to go to trial will be heard in September of 2014. At least 250 lawsuits have been consolidated in the multidistrict litigation, (MDL 2342) In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation. Roughly seventy additional lawsuits have been filed in state courts in Illinois, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. More than 320 lawsuits have been filed in total.
- Abdominal Defects
- Anal Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Cloacal Exstrophy
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Cranial Defects
- Craniosynostosis (skull defect)
- Dandy-Walker Syndrome
- Down Syndrome
- Ebstein’s Anomaly
- Esophageal Atresia
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Fetal Death
- Hand Birth Defects
- Heart Valve Defect
- Heart Defects
- Heart Murmurs
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome
- Intellectual Disability
- Intrauterine Growth Restriction
- Mitral Valve Defects
- Neural Tube Defects
- Omphalocele (abdominal wall defect)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Physical Defects
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Premature Birth
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Spina Bifida
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the Great Arteries
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Undescended Testicles
- Ventricular Septal Defect
Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects and the FDA
In 2006, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the manufacturers of SSRI antidepressants, including Zoloft, to add information to their labels describing the potential risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The FDA mandated the label change after a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found a six-fold increased risk of the disorder among infants born to mothers who took an antidepressant in the later months of pregnancy.
Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits and the Zoloft Birth Defect (MDL)
The Zoloft Birth Defect Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was established in April 2012 with plaintiffs alleging that taking the anti-depressant Zoloft, which is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) during pregnancy causes birth defects. Zoloft is manufactured by drug manufacturing giant Pfizer.
19 lawsuits against Pfizer were filed in Wayne Circuit Court, WV, according to the legal journal the West Virginia Record alleging that mothers who had taken Zoloft during pregnancy suffered congenital defects such as holes in the heart, neural tube defects, atrial septal defect, persistant pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), craniofacial defects, and other malformations. According to these Zoloft Birth Defect lawsuits, Pfizer knew of these side effects or should have known that Zoloft caused serious birth defects.
A recent case to be filed in the MDL involves a child born with Hypospadias after the mother took Zoloft as directed during her pregnancy. Hypospadias is a birth defect in which the urethra opening is on the underside of the penis instead of on the end. Plaintiffs allege in the Zoloft lawsuit that “Pfizer knew or should have known that Zoloft crosses the placenta, which could have substantial implications for the developing fetus.” The lawsuit also adds that “preclinical studies and subsequent published studies” confirmed the risks posed to the babies, and “failed to fully, truthfully and accurately disclose Zoloft data to the FDA, and as a result negligenty, intentionally and fraudulently misled the medical community, the consuming public, including” the plaintiffs lawsuit claims, “about the high risks to the fetus associated with the use of Zoloft during pregnancy,” the Pennsylvania Record reports.
Learn More About Filing A Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit
If your child was born with one of the Zoloft birth defect or defects listed above, you may be eligible to file a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit against Pfizer. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP regarding a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit by filling out our online form or calling 800-403-6191.