Zoloft Lawsuit

On January 5, 2012, The St. Clair Record reported that mothers who believe that their infants suffered from serious birth defects due to the fact that the women were taking Zoloft during their pregnancies have joined a Zoloft lawsuit against Pfizer (the maker of Zoloft).  The litigation reportedly claims that pregnant women were prescribed Zoloft even though it has a risk of Zoloft side effects.  The Zoloft lawsuit alleges that babies were born with heart defects (among other types of defects) due to the fact that their mothers were taking Zoloft while pregnant.

It is alleged that Pfizer knew, or should have known, about the increased birth defect risks caused by taking Zoloft during pregnancy, but chose not to adequately warn women of this increased risk.

Pfizer has been accused of negligence, fraud, and breach of implied warranties due to the fact that they did not adequately disclose the risk of birth defects caused by taking Zoloft during a mother’s pregnancy.  

One interesting study reported by ABC News on January 12, 2012 shows that about one in one thousand infants born in the general population are born with pulmonary hypertension.  However, researchers have found that incidences of pulmonary hypertension doubled in women who took SSRI anti-depressants during their pregnancies.

Kogan & Associates is currently interested in speaking with women who were taking Zoloft during their pregnancies, and subsequently gave birth to a baby with a heart defect.  Please call our Zoloft attorneys immediately to discuss the Zoloft litigation at 800-876-2303.