Zoloft Lawsuit : Hire a Zoloft Lawyer
When Pfizer, Inc. introduced the antidepressant Zoloft in 1991, they did so with great fanfare and very clever marketing showing bouncing balls. The happy message worked and the drug quickly became one of the most popular on the market.
But since that time it has become clear that Zoloft has been responsible for some terribly tragic events – and this has led to hundreds of Zoloft lawsuits being filed.
Zoloft has been implicated in a number of birth defects. Hundreds of Zoloft lawsuits seek damages against Pfizer claiming that the drug, which was marketed as being safe for pregnant women, was responsible for serious and often life-threatening conditions, including cleft palate, spina bifida, heart defects and club fee. Some of the anomalies have led to infants’ deaths, a tragic result.
Call Danziger & De Llano for Zoloft Lawsuit Information
Danziger & De Llano is a pharmaceutical law firm that has been in practice for over twenty years. We have devoted our careers to providing advice and counsel to families victimized by greedy corporations that put profit over principle.
If you have been affected by a Zoloft birth defect and are interested in filing a lawsuit, contact our Zoloft lawyers immediately to see if you are eligible, and for compassionate and caring representation.
Zoloft for Depression
Zoloft is one of a class of drugs known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. These drugs came into popularity in the late 1980s, and were highly touted as being effective without the unpleasant side effects that had characterized previous anti-depressants.
Zoloft was specifically marketed to women who were pregnant as a safe option for those who were suffering from mood disorders.
How Zoloft Works
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors actually prevent the body from reabsorbing serotonin that has been released into the bloodstream. Serotonin is a chemical that improves mood, and that is the basic mechanism of all SSRIs.
But these drugs have been linked to a number of dangerous risks, including suicidal thoughts, aggressive behavior, and perhaps most tragically, birth defects.
There have been hundreds of Zoloft lawsuits filed against Pfizer, Inc., largely by families seeking compensation for the medical expenses that they face in caring for the children who have been affected by the drug’s side effects.
If your child was born with Zoloft birth defects, our experienced Zoloft lawyers able to help you pursue the maximum compensation possible to cover your medical costs and damages.
Zoloft Birth Defects
Although the manufacturer of Zoloft aggressively advertised the drug as being safe, even for pregnant women, studies have linked it and other SSRIs to a number of serious birth defects that have been diagnosed in the children of women who took the drug during their pregnancies.
These birth defects range from those requiring rehabilitation to those that have caused tragic deaths, and include:
Ventricular septal defects
Atrial septal defects
Congenital heart defects
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
Cleft lip and palate
Zoloft and the FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety of drugs that are released to the American public. Drug companies are required to do rigorous testing and then provide the results for the FDA’s review.
If drugs are later shown to be responsible for health problems the companies are also required to report the new findings so that the FDA can take action.
The first instance of an FDA action about Zoloft came in 2004 when a warning was issued about the risk of suicide.
Two years later warnings were issued regarding birth defects, and a year after that the FDA required the company to put what is known as a “black box warning” on Zoloft’s packaging. Despite all of these concerns, Pfizer continues to sell the drug to the public, profiting and putting people at risk.
Zoloft Lawsuits Consolidated
For those who have been affected by Zoloft and its dangerous side effects, filing a lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. offers the chance for justice.
Companies that do not uphold their responsibility to the safety and wellbeing of those who take their drugs need to be held accountable, and it is unfortunate but true that it is often the thought of losing large amounts of revenue that force them to behave more responsibly.
Danziger & De Llano will Pursue Your Case Aggressively
Danziger & De Llano understand how painful it is to have a child affected by a drug company’s negligence. We treat you and your family with the utmost respect while we pursue the drug manufacturer aggressively.
At Danziger & De Llano, we do not charge our clients a consultation fee or any fee at all until we have won for you. Call our Zoloft lawyers and we will set up an appointment to explain all aspects of filing a Zoloft lawsuit and getting justice for your family.
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