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19 Lawsuits Filed Against Pfizer over Zoloft

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Nineteen mothers have filed lawsuits in Wayne County Circuit Court, West Virginia against Zoloft manufacturer Roerig, a division of Pfizer, Inc., alleging their children were born with birth defects because of the drug. Greenstone, LLC is also named as a defendant in the suits.

According the lawsuits, the mother plaintiffs used the anti-depressant Zoloft while pregnant, as prescribed by their physicians. The lawsuits say the children were born with adverse malformations including, craniofacial defects, multiple holes in the heart, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns, and neural tube defects. They say these defects and injuries were caused as a direct result of the mothers’ use of Zoloft during pregnancy.

The lawsuits say that Pfizer knew or should have known that Zoloft causes serious birth defects and that before the plaintiffs became pregnant, the defendants knew that children were being born with these birth defects when pregnant mothers ingested the drug as directed by their physicians.

According to the West Virginia Record, the lawsuits say Zoloft is defective, dangerous to human health, lacks proper warnings regarding the dangers of using it, and is unfit and unsuitable for the market.

The lawsuits seek compensatory and punitive damages for injuries suffered by the plaintiffs as well as the injuries they will continue to suffer. disclaimer: This article: 19 Lawsuits Filed Against Pfizer over Zoloft was posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 7:22 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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