Have you been injured as a result of taking Zoloft?
Pfizer, the manufacturer of the popular antidepressant known and promoted as Zoloft, is now facing many lawsuits after studies have linked the dangerous drug among other drugs in it’s class of SSRIs to birth defects. Those who have directly endured an injury, or have a a child who has suffered from a birth defect as a result of taking Zoloft may be entitled to compensation. If you believe you’ve been injured as a result of being prescribed to Zoloft it’s important you seek legal council who’s experienced in sertraline chlorida (Zoloft) lawsuits today!
What is Zoloft and how does it work?
Zoloft (sertraline chloride) was first released on the drug market by Pfizer in 1991. After a multi-million dollar advertisement campaign, the drug became one of the most popular antidepressant (SSRI) medications, going head to head with other SSRI drugs like Prozac. SSRIs supposedly work by inhibiting the reuptake of seratonin to the nerve endings, allowing for more adequate levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain. What the drug companies and most doctors fail to mention is that countless studies have shown SSRIs are widely ineffective.
For starters, in 2006, the United States government produced a study that proved less than 50% of people prescribed to SSRIs like Zoloft actually became free of symptoms. This held true even after they had tried at least two different antidepressant medications. In other instances, those who used drugs like Zoloft and experienced a positive reaction, eventually started experiencing depression symptoms eventually as they built a tolerance to the drug.
Serious birth defects linked to Zoloft
- ASD (Atrial septal defects)
- Cleft palate (lip)
- Club feet
- Congenital heart defects
- Craniosynostosis (Skull defects)
- Holes in the heart
- Omphalocele (Abdominal defects)
- PPHN (Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn)
- Spina bifida
- TOF (Tetralogy of fallot) with pulmonary atresia
- Transposition of the great arteries
- VSD (Ventricular septal defects)
Many of these birth defects are extremely fatal, and any survivors are unfortunately stuck spending the majority of their lives in hospitals and doctors offices to monitor their current health. This is costly and can bankrupt most families. Those who have endured such a birth defect as a result of taking Zoloft need to consult with lawyers who are extremely experienced with Zoloft lawsuits.
Do I qualify for a Zoloft lawsuit? Should I take legal action?
There have been such a large volume of Zoloft birth defect lawsuits, and as a result, the cases have been consolidated within multi-district litigation in the U.S. District Courts. There are also other independent lawsuits being filed by victims who have suffered from birth defects and had mothers who were taking Zoloft when they were in the womb.
Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for notifying their target customers as well as the United States FDA of any and all potential harms and dangers related to a certain drug. When they fail to do the research necessary prior to releasing a drug on the market, they’re essentially using real human beings as their test subjects, and there is nothing they can say or do that makes this acceptable. If you’re on the fence about filing a lawsuit, just know that by doing so you are holding the companies accountable for their actions, and potentially preventing negligence in the future.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to taking Zoloft that was prescribed to you by a medical doctor, you may qualify for compensation, fill out the form on the right of this page or give us a call at (888) 471-8787. We have a legal team experienced in Zoloft lawsuit cases. There’s absolutely no fees unless your lawsuit or litigation is successful, give Clear Injury a call today to discuss your case.