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Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed on Anniversary of the Death of Daughter
By Scott Hardy
A mother who took Zoloft and Paxil while pregnant filed a lawsuit on April 11th, 2012, one year to the day when her daughter died allegedly due to SSRI antidepressant drug related birth defects. Dottie Kyle alleges in her Zoloft birth defect lawsuit that Pfizer ignored multiple studies which showed Zoloft increased the risk of severe birth defects in fetuses exposed to the SSRI antidepressant drug.
Dottie's Zoloft birth defect lawsuit is filed on behalf of her daughter, Crystal Crooks, who died on April 11th, 2011. Dottie's SSRI birth defect lawsuit alleges that Zoloft and Paxil cause birth defects like Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), abdominal birth defects (omphalocele), cranial birth defects (craniosynotosis), aorta coarctation, hypoplastic right or left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), tetralogy of fallot (TOF), spina bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorder and club feet. Dottie's Zoloft lawsuit alleges that Paxil and Zoloft are behind her daughter's severe cardiac birth defects which ultimately resulted in her death.
Dottie's heart birth defect lawsuit names not only the maker of Zoloft, Pfizer, as a defendant in her lawsuit but GlaxoSmithKline (GSK,) the maker of Paxil. The birth defects listed above may be caused by many different medications (not just SSRI antidepressant drugs like Zoloft and Paxil) if taken while pregnant and only an attorney and a doctor can determine if one of the medications taken during pregnancy may be responsible for birth defects. Dottie's lawsuit includes a study by Pfizer that took place before Zoloft was approved by the FDA in 1991. Pfizer conducted animal trials which found that Zoloft caused severe side effects in animal fetuses. Even though Pfizer knew of the risk of birth defects Dottie's birth defect lawsuit alleges that Pfizer did nothing to warn doctors and patients of the risks inherent in taking Zoloft while pregnant. Most birth defect lawsuit state that if the mother had know the risk of the birth defect they wouldn't have taken Zoloft or another SSRI antidepressant medication.
Dottie's Zoloft and Paxil lawsuit states that Pfizer and GSK ignored the evidence of birth defects related to Zoloft and Paxil usage. Dottie's Zoloft birth defect lawsuit also asserts that she suffered from emotional distress, mental anguish and other damages due to her daughter passing away due to Zoloft and Paxil related severe birth defects.
Dottie's Zoloft birth defect lawsuit was recently removed to federal court and may get moved under the Zoloft multidistrict litigation (MDL.) Some Zoloft users instead opted to file a Zoloft class action lawsuit which is currently being litigated. A Zoloft class action lawsuit may not be in the best interest of everyone. It's important that if your child was born with a birth defect you speak with a qualified SSRI birth defect attorney to determine what is best for you. This may be filing an individual Zoloft lawsuit against Pfizer, joining the Zoloft MDL or filing a Zoloft class action lawsuit. If your baby was born with a birth defect and you were taking Zoloft, another antidepressant SSRI drug like Paxil, or any another SSRI drug you should speak with an experienced Zoloft Birth Defect attorney.
If you would like more information about filing a Zoloft birth defect class action lawsuit, would like to contact a Zoloft birth defect attorney, or would like to file an individual Zoloft birth defect lawsuit just go to the Zoloft Birth Defect Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. You can submit your information to attorneys who specialize in Zoloft related birth defect lawsuits, and other SSRI antidepressant drug birth defect lawsuits, that are actively investigating all claims regarding birth defects like Craniosynostosis, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), abdominal birth defects (omphalocele), cranial birth defects (craniosynotosis), aorta coarctation, hypoplastic right or left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), tetralogy of fallot (TOF), spina bifida, Autism, club feet and other problems which may be attributed to Zoloft or another anti-depressant (SSRI) drug taken while pregnant. It is Pfizer's responsibility to properly warn users of their drugs of the possibility of severe birth defects and if you feel you were not warned of the risk of birth defects an attorney may be able to help. Contact a Zoloft birth defect attorney now.
Updated June 14th, 2012
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