Terry Rolling and Nelda Rolling have filed a lawsuit in New Orleans, Louisiana federal court against Pfizer alleging the drug giant failed to warn parents and physicians about the risks of birth defects caused by the antidepressant Zoloft.
According to the lawsuit, Nelda Rolling used Zoloft while pregnant with K.R., the minor plaintiff in the case, and alleges that the drug caused the baby to be born with congenital birth defects. As individuals and the natural guardians of K.R., the parents allege the company violated the Louisiana Products Liability Act as well as the warranty of redhibition, The Louisiana Record reports.
The lawsuit seeks damages for medical expenses, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of companionship, consortium, service and society, as well as interests and court costs. The lawsuit requests a jury trial and has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Englehart.