Zoloft lawsuits are gaining momentum around the nation as people realize that the negative side effects they have suffered do not have to be ignored. An attorney with previous experience in product liability or personal injury may be able to provide necessary legal assistance to someone who is suffering from this medication’s side effects. That not only includes people who were prescribed the medication and experienced unpleasantness firsthand, it also encompasses individuals who are living with deformities and compromised health because their mothers took Zoloft while pregnant.
The manufacturer of the drug, Pfizer has been accused of knowingly misleading patients about the safety of their product. Its use was at one time encouraged for pregnant women. For others, it was advertised as being more effective than it truly is. There are literally hundreds of pending Zoloft lawsuits. These cases maintain that Pfizer should be held responsible for a marketing campaign based on prevarication that tricked millions of consumers into using an unsafe medication. There are even some claims that the drug is little more than a placebo. This unlawful conduct of deliberate deception can be combated, but only with the help of a trained attorney.
A product liability or consumer fraud mass tort is a lawsuit that allows multiple plaintiffs to litigate against a corporation as a means of holding them responsible for the damages incurred by their product. Participation in a mass tort helps to create rulings that prevent similar harmful debacles in the future, and thereby, protect other consumers. Some cases may be consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL). Currently, there are two major types of Zoloft lawsuits, one that focuses on the ineffectiveness of the medication, and another that targets its dangers for pregnant women.
Zoloft, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), works by equalizing the amount of serotonin in the brain. When serotonin is prevented from being reabsorbed by the brain it impacts the cells ability to chemically transmit messages.
Due to the low frequency of side effects in comparison to other antidepressants, SSRIs are some of the most commonly prescribed medications for mood disorders. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presently mandates that the medication carries the black box label, one of the strongest warnings they can issue. This label illustrates that research has discovered that some of the side effects have life threatening consequences. Serotonin syndrome, psychosis, convulsions, severe birth defects, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are just a few of the noted possible side effects. This antidepressant can also be prescribed for a variety of other disorders. Those can include but not limited to, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD), which means that an unknown number of people have been put at risk.
A free consultation provided by Terry Bryant Accident and Injury Law one can learn if they should engage in a lawsuit because they are entitled to compensation. Lost wages, pain, suffering, and medical expenses are all factors that are considered while determining your recovery.