Pfizer Failed To Warn Of Zoloft Birth Defect Risks: Suits

Law360, New York (October 28, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. was hit with multiple lawsuits Wednesday in New York federal court alleging it failed to adequately warn patients that its antidepressant Zoloft could cause birth defects in children whose mothers ingested the drug during their pregnancies.

The four suits allege the drug setraline, marketed as Zoloft, directly caused potentially fatal birth defects, and they accuse Pfizer of willfully failing to warn doctors and patients of the dangers involved.

“Despite having extensive knowledge of the extreme risks associated with Zoloft, as well as the absolute...
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Case Title

Peska v. Pfizer Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-07599

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

October 26, 2011


Case Title

Hagan et al v. Pfizer Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-07583

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Paul A. Engelmayer

Date Filed

October 26, 2011


Case Title

Anderson v. Pfizer, Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-07584

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Med. Malpractice

Judge

Paul A. Crotty

Date Filed

October 26, 2011


Case Title

Pierce Phelps v. Pfizer Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-07586

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Paul A. Engelmayer

Date Filed

October 26, 2011

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