Recent Settlements | Zoloft Lawsuit

Couple Seeks Damages For Child Born With Zoloft Birth Defects

Staff Writer | November 19th, 2012
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On November 8, 2012, a couple filed a Zoloft lawsuit in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County, Florida. They claim that the wife’s use of the prescription medication during pregnancy resulted in congenital birth defects in their newborn child, including a chiari malformation, spina bifita and a neurological compromise of the bowel and bladder systems. The Florida woman began… Read more »

Over 300 Families Seek Compensation for Zoloft Birth Defects

Staff Writer | November 6th, 2012
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More than 300 families are seeking compensation for Zoloft birth defects or other injuries to children allegedly resulting from prenatal use of the antidepressant. Many cases have already been consolidated into multidistrict litigation, which consolidates claims of Zoloft PPHN, heart defects, omphalocele and other birth defects. It is likely that some plaintiffs will reach Zoloft lawsuit settlements, while others will… Read more »

Couple Blames Pfizer for Zoloft Heart Defects in Newborn

Ava Lawson | October 19th, 2012
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On October 1, 2012, Emily and Jeremy Favata filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. and its subsidiary Greenstone LLC, claiming Zoloft heart defects caused permanent and life-altering injuries to their newborn son. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) – home of the current Zoloft MDL — by the parents after their minor… Read more »

Zoloft and Pregnancy a Dangerous Combination, Claims Lawsuit

Lance Andrews | September 22nd, 2012
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Ten Pennsylvania families have filed lawsuits after reporting that their children suffered birth defects as the result of their mother’s use of Zoloft (sertraline). “Prior to the Mother Plaintiffs becoming pregnant,” the lawsuit argues, “Pfizer knew or should have known that Zoloft crosses the placenta and, thereby, poses significant risks to the developing fetus.” They join a growing number of… Read more »

Five Lawsuits Filed In Pennsylvania Zoloft MDL On The Same Day

Staff Writer | August 24th, 2012
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On August 13, 2012, five new lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, asserting that the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft caused birth defects in newborns when ingested by the children’s mothers during pregnancy. The cases are now part of an ongoing multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceeding, which is being presided over by… Read more »