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Pfizer Hiding Drug Risks

By Paul da Costa on April 27, 2015


FiercePharma.com has recently reported on allegations that Pfizer has been hiding risks associated with the antidepressant Zoloft.  In the first legal case to go to trial regarding this issue, lawyers for the plaintiffs, a young boy and his mother, claim that Zoloft, when taken by pregnant women, increases the risk of birth defects including heart and problems. 

Experts retained on behalf of the plaintiffs testified at trial that research has suggested there is twice the chance of birth defects when a pregnant woman takes Zoloft.  Pfizer’s lawyers, however, claim that there is no significant research showing a correlation between birth defects and Zoloft.  Moreover, Pfizer’s attorneys point out that Zoloft’s warning label already informs pregnant women of the risk of taking the drug. 

This is the first case to have gone to trial on this issue, but there are many more cases pending.  The outcome of this case may determine the fate of future cases.  If you have taken Zoloft while pregnant and your child was born with some type of birth defect, you may also have a product liability claim against Pfizer.  Call Paul M. da Costa, Esq. at Snyder & Sarno, LLC today for help evaluating your case.  Contact us at (973) 274-5200.  

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