Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Drug Injury Case Against Pfizer
July 30, 2012
Last month, a case was brought before the Supreme Court of the District of Missouri claiming that drug manufacturer, Pfizer, was negligent in failing to warn the public of certain health risks associated with taking their medication, Zoloft. According to Injury Lawyer News, the case was filed by a Missouri woman who alleges she suffers from birth defects caused by her mother taking the medication during pregnancy.
The plaintiff says that she suffers from a congenital heart defect, known as an atrial septal defect. Court documents claim that the defect has forced the victim to undergo numerous surgeries to correct the problem.
Zoloft is an anti-depressant medication that was put on the market in the early 90’s and quickly became a best-selling drug. The medication is in a class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which have been linked through studies to causing this and other types of birth defects. In fact, another drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline recently paid $1 billion to settle similar claims associated with its SSRI, Paxil.
The St. Louis drug injury lawyers say that Pfizer should have known of the dangers associated with their drug and warned the public by putting a warning label on the drug.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers would encourage people to research the potential dangers of medications that they have been prescribed by their doctors before beginning any treatment regimen.