Lawsuit Claims Zoloft Antidepressant Caused Heart Defects in Unborn Daughter
Lawsuits against Zoloft have been ongoing for a number of effects that have been caused after people have taken their prescriptions.
According to one that was brought before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, this mother claims that after having taken the antidepressant drug called Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., she claims that her unborn baby girl suffered from congenial heart defects as a result. The defects were so severe that the baby was required to undergo a surgical procedure in order to treat the baby.
This lawsuit seeks to address concerns of the suffering mother and baby girl who are now victims of the negligent actions of the Zoloft makers. They claim that the companies misconduct in selling the product and failing to warn the consumers about the full extent of the dangers, as well as selling a defective product.
The victims are seeking not only compensatory damages, but also punitive damages from the company for what they have done to the mother and child. Zoloft is an antidepressant drug that has been on the market by FDA approval since 1991 in order to help adult patients who are suffering with depression.
According to reports, her doctors prescribed this drug to her while she was pregnant, as the best advice to treat her symptoms of depressions. Upon taking the drug, she was under the full assumption that they would not harm her baby due to not only the instruction other doctor, but also according got the warranties of safety he product labels and other marketing materials by Pfizer.
Sadly, the mother and baby had to learn the hard way that the drug did in fact have a negative effect on her unborn child, one that required a three day old girl to have reconstructive heart surgery. The lawsuit alleges that it is because of this drug taken during the pregnancy that her baby is now suffering from severe heart defects, and as a result the product should be ruled as unfit for the use of any consumers.
Sadly, the little girl was not done with her heart surgeries, she had another one just before she turned one, and a third when she was two years of age. Between those times, the family was required to frequently take him to the hospital for treatments and procedures because of her tragic condition.
The lawsuit alleges that the parent company was well aware of the risks associated with taking Zoloft, particularly in pregnant woman. Sadly, the majority of these doctors were not made aware of the risks associated with consumption of the drug, nor did the company release this information to regulators or to the consumers.
Due to Pfizer’s previous awareness of the dangers of the drug to fetus that are developing in the womb, the lawsuit claims that they have breached their duty to warn the consumers about the possible risks associated with consuming the medication.
As a result of the negligence of Pfizer Inc., this woman and her daughter, along with many other victims in the country are now suffering from the devastating effects that come with taking Zoloft during pregnancy while they think hey are treating their depression.
In the event that you are a victim of this tragic act of product liability and pharmaceutical liability, do not hesitate in contacting the Whitley Law Firm for an experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer who you can trust. Our firm will do whatever we can to help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Please call us today to learn more about how we can help you!