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Nebraska Woman’s Lawsuit Alleges Zoloft Cause Birth Defects
By Scott Hardy
Recently a Nebraska woman filed a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit against Pfizer. The woman, Kimberly Cook, alleges that taking Zoloft while pregnant caused her son to be born with birth defects. In addition, Kimberly’s birth defect lawsuit alleges that Pfizer was negligent, failed to warn her and her doctors, designed a faulty drug, fraudulently concealed and misrepresented Zoloft and breached their warranty.
Kimberly’s lawsuit against Pfizer alleging it causes birth defects is far from unique. In fact, women and families across the country are filing Zoloft birth defect lawsuits against Pfizer. Zoloft lawsuits allege that the drug causes birth defects like Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), abdominal birth defects (omphalocele), cranial birth defects (craniosynotosis), aorta coarctation, hypoplastic right or left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), tetralogy of fallot (TOF), spina bifida and club feet.
Birth defects may be caused by many different medications (not just SSRI antidepressant drugs like Zoloft) and only an attorney and your doctor can determine if one of the medications taken during pregnancy may be responsible for the birth defect. Many Zoloft lawsuits state that before Zoloft was approved by the FDA in 1991 Pfizer conducted animal trials which found that Zoloft caused severe side effects in animal fetuses. Even though Pfizer knew of the risk of birth defects Zoloft lawsuits allege that Pfizer did nothing to warn doctors and patients of the risk.
Kimberly’s lawsuit is unique because her son was almost ten years old before she filed the lawsuit. This can be a challenge because the statue of limitations has expired. Kimberly’s lawsuit states that because Pfizer didn’t warn her and her doctor about the possible link of birth defects and taking Zoloft while pregnant she had no reason to connect the two. Because of Pfizer’s delay in issuing a warning, and their knowledge of potential birth defects if Zoloft is taken while pregnant, Kimberly and her Zoloft attorney feel the statue of limitations doesn’t apply to her Zoloft birth defect lawsuit.
SSRI and Antidepressant medication has been found to cause serious and severe birth defects like congenital heart defects, low birth weight, cardiovascular problems, still birth or babies born with PPHN. Thousand of families are expected to file Zoloft lawsuits against Pfizer to help pay for medical treatment, and pain and suffering damages, which their children have endured to repair or treat Zoloft related birth defects.
Some patients on Zoloft have opted to file a Zoloft class action lawsuit. Filing a Zoloft class action lawsuit may not be in the best interest of everyone. It’s important that those affected by Zoloft side effects speak with a qualified Zoloft attorney to determine their best course of action which may be filing an individual lawsuit against Pfizer. If your baby was born with a birth defect and you were taking Zoloft, another antidepressant SSRI drug like Paxil, or another SSRI drug, you should speak with an experienced birth defect attorney.
If you would like more information about filing a Zoloft birth defect class action lawsuit, would like to contact a Zoloft birth defect attorney, or would like to file an individual Zoloft birth defect lawsuit just go to the Zoloft Birth Defect Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. You can submit your information to attorneys who specialize in Zoloft related birth defect lawsuits, and other SSRI antidepressant drug birth defect lawsuits, that are actively investigating all claims regarding birth defects like Craniosynostosis, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), abdominal birth defects (omphalocele), cranial birth defects (craniosynotosis), aorta coarctation, hypoplastic right or left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), tetralogy of fallot (TOF), spina bifida, Autism, club feet and other problems which may be attributed to Zoloft or another anti-depressant (SSRI) drug taken while pregnant. It is Pfizer’s responsibility to properly warn users of their drugs of the possibility of severe birth defects and if you feel you were not warned of the risk of birth defects an attorney may be able to help. Contact a Zoloft birth defect attorney now.
Updated May 25th, 2012
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