New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dangerous drug lawyers to discuss your claim.
Report Warns of Possible Birth Defect Link
According to Bloomberg, a Pfizer report surfaced in 2015 showing evidence that scientists warned executives about a potential link between the drug and birth defects. The scientists also recommended changes to the medication’s safety warning. The document directly contradicts the company’s constant rejections of claims that its product has caused birth defects and abnormalities in newborns.
Pfizer is currently facing more than 1,000 lawsuits alleging that the company had knowledge of the serious side effects that its anti-depressant could cause, including its link to cardiac abnormalities in newborn babies.
The company successfully defended its claim in the first suit to go to trial in April 2015, which was completed before the document was disclosed previously in another case. In response to news of the document, Pfizer is claiming that the plaintiffs have “mischaracterized” the reports and “cherry-picked data from the report.”
Contact Our Kansas City Zoloft Lawyers
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury that could be linked to Zoloft, contact the dangerous drug injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates to ensure that you have an experienced and dedicated team on your side. We have years of experience representing the injured against large pharmaceutical companies. We believe that when a company’s products cause adverse effects that put the safety of consumers at risk, the company should have to answer for its negligence. Contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.