Eight Couples from across the nation have filed a Zoloft lawsuit in Illinois as the St. Clair County Circuit Court against drug manufacturer giant, Pfizer.
The lawsuit claims that the ingestion of the anti-depressant drug Zoloft, while the mothers were pregnant, led to various birth defects in their children.
The complaint also alleges that Pfizer knew Zoloft posed a risk to pregnant women and withheld this information from the public. Zoloft was marketed as the safest type of anti-depressant drug on the market for pregnant women, according to the Madison Record.
The women claim that Zoloft contributed to their childrens various birth defects such as club foot, cleft lip, limb reduction defects, and heart defects.
Zoloft belongs to a commonly prescribed class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). Research suggests that use of certain antidepressants, including Zoloft, during pregnancy, may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects.
If you or someone you know has been injured by Zoloft or another anti-depressant, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn about your options.