Eli Lilly Can't Shake Prozac Heart Birth Defect Suit

By Sindhu Sundar (July 20, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Eli Lilly & Co. failed Monday to persuade an Alabama federal court to dismiss a suit against it by a woman claiming that taking its antidepressant Prozac during her pregnancy caused her son to be born with a cardiac birth defect.

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins denied Eli Lilly's summary judgment motion, finding that there is a genuine dispute on the issue of plaintiff Dana Fields' use of the antidepressant, and also that she could still show factual causation by showing that her now-deceased doctor would have prescribed differently if Eli Lilly had issued stronger warnings, even without the doctor's current...

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