Zoloft Lawsuits by henryjohn34


									Zoloft Lawsuits
Zoloft is one of the most popular medications prescribed for the treatment of a variety of mood-related
disorders. It was first released in the 1990s and is in the class of drugs known as SSRIs, or Selective
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. It has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of depression,
obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety. However, in the last several years there have been
thousands of lawsuits filed against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zoloft, because of a variety of negative
side effects and birth defects that are thought to be caused by the medication. There have also been
Zoloft lawsuits filed on behalf of those who blame the medication for aggression, violence and even
suicides by those who have taken Zoloft.

One of the main accusations against Pfizer has been that Zoloft causes a variety of damaging birth
defects in children born to women who have taken Zoloft during their pregnancies. Zoloft is classified by
the Food and Drug Administration as a pregnancy Category C medication, which means that it has been
shown to cause birth defects in laboratory animals. It has never been placed into Category D, which is
the category reserved for those medications shown to cause birth defects in humans, but there have
been many medical studies that have given people reason to believe that their children’s birth defects
have been caused by having taken the medication.

Among those birth defects believed to be caused by Zoloft are Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in
Newborns, a variety of heart defects including atrial and ventricular septal defects, cranial birth defects
including cleft palate, and defects of the limbs including club foot. Many of the lawsuits against Pfizer
accuse the company of knowing that Zoloft could cause birth defects and of withholding the information
from the public for monetary gain. Evidence has been submitted of a study conducted by Pfizer prior to
Zoloft’s release indicating the presence of severe birth defects in the fetuses of lab animals who were
exposed to the medication.

For those who believe that they may have been injured by having taken Zoloft, it is advised that you
seek the counsel of an attorney who is experienced in handling Zoloft lawsuits. They will be best able to
review the damages that you suffered, to assemble your background information and documents and
determine whether you are eligible to join one of the existing class action Zoloft lawsuits or pursue a
new case against the manufacturer.

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