Plaintiffs Can Introduce New Expert In Zoloft MDL, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 8, 2015, 7:55 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday allowed plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over Pfizer Inc. antidepressant Zoloft's alleged birth defect risks to introduce a new causation expert after the court excluded the testimonies of four previous experts they had brought in.

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe ruled that plaintiffs can introduce Nicholas Jewell, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health and its statistics department, as a general causation expert. Judge Rufe found that the evidence Jewell is expected to introduce — on the alleged heart health risks posed by Zoloft — is of "critical importance" to the...

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