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Missouri Mom Files Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit
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Missouri Mom Files Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit

By Shawn Coates

 


Zoloft LawsuitA new Zoloft birth defect lawsuit has been filed. Plaintiff Andrea Ransdell, a Missouri mother, filed after her child, hereinafter referred to as “Minor,” was born with heart defects.

Ransdell was prescribed and took Zoloft during her pregnancy with Minor, who suffered an atrial septal defect. Her baby was born in October 2009.

An atrial septal defect occurs when the child is born with a hole between the two chambers of the heart, causing added blood pressure and placing strain on the heart and lungs. This can result in a shortened life span or long-term health consequences for the child.

Now, Ransdell has filed a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit against Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, for the alleged congenital birth defects that her child suffered.

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Pfizer Moves to Dismiss Over 500 Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits
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Pfizer Moves to Dismiss Over 500 Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits

By Amanda Antell

 


Zoloft Birth Defect LawsuitIn the long-running Zoloft birth defect litigation saga, Pfizer is asking a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss more than 500 lawsuits. The pharmaceutical giant had made the request last week, attempting to put hundreds of lawsuits to rest that allege the antidepressant had caused the plaintiffs’ infants be born with birth defects.

These lawsuits also allege that Pfizer had failed to warn pregnant women that Zoloft was not safe to take during pregnancy, and how it has been linked to a variety of Zoloft-induced birth defects. These defects include major complications like cardiac problems to minor physical deformities, like cleft palate. Despite these allegations, Pfizer stands by Zoloft’s guidelines stating that the drug is safe to take through pregnancy.

“The company stands by our medicine, and we intend to vigorously defend it,” said Pfizer spokesperson Christine Lindenboom.

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New Jersey Mother sues Pfizer for son’s Zoloft Birth Defects
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New Jersey Mother sues Pfizer for son’s Zoloft Birth Defects

By Amanda Antell

 


Zoloft LawsuitNew Jersey plaintiff Diana Ocasio is suing Pfizer for allegedly causing her son to be born with birth defects. Ocasio claims that in direct result of ingesting their antidepressant, Zoloft, her son had been born with multiple deformities and suffers life-long complications.

At the time she was prescribed Zoloft, her physician had been unaware that birth defects was included as possible side effects of the medication. The defendant’s advertisements gave the impression to the plaintiff and her physician that Zoloft was perfectly safe to use during pregnancy, leading to take Zoloft throughout her pregnancy.

She had agreed to take Zoloft to treat her depression, and stayed on the medication until her son was born on May 21, 2008. Her child was born with a clubfoot and several other birth defects, and had to undergo revision surgery when he was four months old. To this day, the plaintiff is incurring massive medical expensive for her son’s care and has been unable to work sufficiently to support this.

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Mother Files Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit on Behalf of Self and Child
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Mother Files Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit on Behalf of Self and Child

By Jessica Tyner

 


Zoloft Birth Control LawsuitUnfortunately, many women were told that it was safe to take Pfizer’s drug, Zoloft, while pregnant when it’s alleged that the drug makers knew it caused birth defects in early testing of rats and was linked to birth defect potential in humans. Many found out the risks the hard way. Plaintiff Melanie Cipher joined the Zoloft multidistrict litigation (MDL) on October 14, 2014, claiming that her child (known only as Minor Child or MC) suffered birth defects from Zoloft.

There have been so many complaints of Zoloft birth defects that a Zoloft class action lawsuit has been formed. MC was born on June 7, 2002, long after Cipher was told by her doctor that the popular anti-depressant was safe to take while pregnant. Doctors, like patients, rely on transparency from drug manufacturers to make the best prescriptions and recommendations for their patients. At the core of the Zoloft MDL are allegations that Pfizer knew about the birth defect risk long before the drug was even on the market, and chose not to adequately warn in any regard including on the label.

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Mom Says Zoloft Birth Defects Killed Her Son
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Mom Says Zoloft Birth Defects Killed Her Son

By Jessica Tyner

 


Zoloft Birth Defect LawsuitThere are hundreds of claims by women who say that they were prescribed Zoloft while pregnant and the result was a child born with birth defects. It's why there are mounting Zoloft class action lawsuits, and some Zoloft victims say that even today the warnings and inserts for the drug don't adequately warn about the risks. The alleged Zoloft claims vary drastically in severity, but on April 23, 2014, Plaintiff Brooke Stengrund joined the Zoloft multidistrict litigation (MDL), which is similar to a Zoloft class action lawsuit, claiming that she took the drug while pregnant as prescribed by her doctor and it resulted in giving birth to a son, G., with such severe Zoloft side effects it killed him.

Of her many claims, wrongful death is included in her lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc., one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world. Her lawsuit claims that, "G's birth defects and death were the direct and proximate result of (her) use of Zoloft." Her son was born on January 9, 2003. Similar to other Zoloft complaints, the statute of limitations has been adjusted so that more people may file such lawsuits without regards to the usual two-year window. This is due to the notion that many Zoloft victims such as Stengrund and her son had no way of knowing the full potential Zoloft repercussions during the time tragedy struck.

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