A lawsuit was recently announced brought by 21 mothers who claim that their child was 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 severe birth defects and include fetal death.
The trend recently has been to downplay the potential side effects which results in many consumers not being fully informed of the risks. Consumers have the right to know and have the full description of the risks before they start taking the pharmaceutical product. The plaintiffs were not properly communicated to about the harmful potential side effects and thus have filed suit, hoping to recoup some monetary damage for the medical expenses, and pain and suffering their baby will now experience.