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Reports from Pfizer show possible links between Zoloft and birth defects

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 3:12 pm by Williams Hart    

A document from a Pfizer drug-safety official showed that a scientist already alarmed Pfizer execs last year about the link between its anti-depressant drug Zoloft and birth defects, and proposed some changes to the drug’s safety warning, Bloomberg Business reported on June 9.

Apart from the document, a 1998 paper showed that Pfizer researchers acknowledged several reports of birth defects associated with mothers’ use of Zoloft. These documents will make it even more difficult for the company to ward off lawsuits filed by parents whose children were harmed by the drug.

To date, the pharmaceutical giant has to defend against more than 1,000 claims alleging Zoloft’s risk of newborn abnormalities, such as heart malformation and neural tube defects.

If you believe your baby’s congenital defect has been a result of Zoloft use, a lawyer at Williams Hart is willing to help you understand your legal options in seeking justice and compensation. Call us at (713) 352-7071, and tell us more about your situation.

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