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Zoloft lawsuit update: 250 claims pending

 Posted on February 01, 2013 in Drugs

The Zoloft lawsuit currently has 250 claims that are now pending for the Zoloft Litigation that is underway in the Pennsylvania Federal Court.

In the Easter District of Pennsylvania, the Zoloft lawsuits continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation that is currently underway in the U.S. District Court. There have been at least 250 cases filed in the Pennsylvania litigation by plaintiffs whose alleged use of Pfizer's antidepressants during pregnancy has caused birth defects in their children. Overseeing the federal Zoloft litigation is U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who issued Pretrial Order No. 15 on November 25, 2012. This order set forth a joint discovery of scheduling a plan for the proceedings.

The nationwide law firm that is representing these victims of defective drugs and medical devices said, “We are pleased to see the federal litigation moving forward, and expect more complaints to be filed in the coming months.” The firm is also offering help to those victims of birth defects that may be associated with Zoloft.

Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant that is used to treat major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and anxiety disorders. The federal Zoloft litigation was established by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in April 2012. The first trial in the litigation is tentatively schediuled to begin no later than September 12, 2014, according to Pretrial Order No. 15.

Additional Zoloft claims are also pending in other states including Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, according to The Madison Record.

Victims of Zoloft effects may be entitles to compensations for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If you are a victim of Zoloft side effects or another SSRI or medical device, contact an defective medical device attorney in the Chicago area. Newland & Newland attorneys can help you with your medical case today.

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