Finding Legal Guidance For Filing Zoloft Lawsuits Against Pfizer

by Terry Bryant

With the proper legal guidance, Zoloft lawsuits are a successful method of receiving compensation for damages done by this prescription drug. Zoloft is a medication given for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). However, many patients have discovered that this drug caused them to exhibit side effects that go far beyond normal inconveniences like dry mouth, nausea, or dizziness.

Although clinical trials demonstrated that the antidepressant was largely ineffective, Pfizer did nothing to inform doctors and healthcare professionals, the people who would be prescribing it, of this fact. Furthermore, they even manipulated information published in medical journals about the medication, in order to control its image to the public. These actions and their marketing campaign that relied on advertising the success of the drug placed people in danger. Pregnant women dealing with depression were encouraged to try Zoloft, but it was later found that heart, lung and skull defects, as well as physical deformities, were found in the babies of women who partook of this medication during pregnancy. In 2005, A(a) Danish study was conducted and found that women who were prescribed antidepressants that were SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), like Zoloft, during their first trimester were 60% more likely to have infants with congenital heart defects than those who were not.

Claims that the medications were an effective treatment despite it not having any noticeable impact on symptoms has caused many consumers to feel misled. That, paired with the list of serious and potential side effects, has prompted users of the drug to want civil action brought against Pfizer. When drug makers fail to properly test their products and warn consumers of the dangers, they should be held legally accountable. A knowledgeable drug injury attorney can help victims claim their rightful recovery. Since 1991, Pfizer has made millions off this medication by misleading the public. Currently, there are separate Zoloft lawsuits addressing it allegedly being a placebo and the birth defects.

Anyone suffering from severe side effects is welcome to join in on the mass tort against this manufacturer. An experienced trial litigator is the only way to receive correct information on what legal action can be taken. Contacting Terry Bryant’s law firm is one of the first steps to getting involved in current Zoloft lawsuits.