Parents of Newborns with Defects File Lawsuits on Pfizer Drug Company
Many expectant mothers consume anti-depressant drugs, such as Zoloft, during pregnancy. For several years, these drugs were believed to be safe and were regularly prescribed for pregnant women who dealt with depression and other anxiety symptoms.
Multiple studies have since established that babies exposed to Zoloft in the womb are at a risk of being susceptible to various ailments and deformities. A fetus exposed to Zoloft is 6 times more likely to develop Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), 2.5 times more likely to develop fatal neural tube defects, 5 times more likely to be born with a Clubfoot, 2.5 times more likely to suffer a craniofacial defect, 3 times more likely to have an abdominal wall defect and Pulmonary Atresia, and 2 times more likely to suffer various heart defects.
Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. However, a recent class action lawsuit filed in California alleges that Zoloft is only as effective as a simple sugar pill. The lawsuits also allege that the drug company suppressed facts when filing the application for drug approval with the FDA. The case is in trial, and will likely reach the Supreme Court, eventually having nation-wide impact.
When this class action lawsuit is coupled with studies that confirm the risks to newborn babies, the issue becomes even more serious. Hundreds of lawsuits claiming damages have already been filed all over the United States, against Pfizer, by parents of babies born with the defects mentioned above.
If you are unfortunate enough to have a baby suffering from one or more of these defects, and the pregnant mother consumed Zoloft during her pregnancy, contact the drug injury lawyers at Wagner Reese immediately to file your case against this drug giant, and get the justice you deserve for the suffering your family has endured. Take a strong stand against the negligent and careless attitude of this drug company, and help bring to light the injustices that have been served to thousands of innocent people.
The law offices of Wagner Reese has a team of experienced Indiana birth injury and drug injury lawyers who are well versed in similar cases and who can make out a strong case for compensation. We will not be a further financial burden on your family as we do not charge any fees until compensation has been secured for you and your loved ones.
Contact Wagner Reese today at (888) 204-8440 for a free Zoloft birth injury consultation and more information on how we can fight for you!