Twenty-one mothers recently filed a lawsuit claiming that their children were born with a birth defect as a result of taking the antidepressant drug Zoloft. Zoloft is manufactured Pfizer. Recently, many antidepressant prescriptions have become the subject of many birth defect lawsuits. These suits have included, but are not limited to, severe birth defects and include fetal death.
The recent trend has been to downplay the potential side effects which results in many consumers not being fully informed. Consumers have the right to know all of the risks before they start taking drug, especially if there is a probably it will impact another life. The plaintiffs were not properly communicated to about the harmful potential side effects and, thus, have filed suit. The plaintiffs hope to recoup some monetary damage for the medical expenses incurred, and the pain and suffering their baby will now experience.