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Zoloft Lawsuit News: Injured Parties Continue to File Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Zoloft

zoloft_heart_birth_defect_ssri_pregnancyAs a national law firm representing individuals in Zoloft birth defects lawsuits, Carey Danis & Lowe has closely been watching for news and updates in Zoloft lawsuits. Earlier this month, a plaintiff filed a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois claiming that her child was born with congenital heart defects. The plaintiff filed her Zoloft lawsuit citing that the maker of Zoloft, Pfizer, did not provide adequate warning about the risks associated with Zoloft use during pregnancy.

In response to the lawsuit, a Pfizer spokesperson was quoted in the Madison-St. Clair Record as saying that the pharmaceutical company intends to defend itself against the charges.

 Zoloft Birth Defects Background

In a study published in 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers concluded that taking Zoloft (sertraline) during the first trimester of pregnancy led to two times the risk of the baby being born with a heart defect, especially a hole in the heart. In addition, the study found that the risk of a baby developing omphalocele was 5.7 times higher when exposed to Zoloft in the womb.

An atrial septal defect, also called a hole in the heart, is marked by an atypical hole between the heart’s two upper chambers. In newborn babies who develop a ventricular septal defect, a hole exists between between the heart’s two lower chambers. Omphalocele is a birth defect in which the newborn baby’s abdominal organs protrude from the belly button.

Carey Danis & Lowe Zoloft birth defects lawyers are currently taking Zoloft birth defects cases. For a free legal evaluation of your case and for assistance with filing a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

NuvaRing Lawsuit News: NuvaRing Lawsuits Recently Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

By | NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaringAccording to a recent Madison-St. Clair Record article, NuvaRing lawsuits have recently been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois charging five defendants, among them Organon USA, with failure to properly warn healthcare providers and patients about risks of NuvaRing use.

Health complications commonly cited with the use of the NuvaRing contraceptive device include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, and in some cases, death. According to a Danish study published in May 2012 in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that women using a vaginal ring contraceptive device, such as the NuvaRing, experienced a significantly increased risk of developing blood clots.

In addition to the NuvaRing lawsuits in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, there is also a NuvaRing multidistrict litigation (MDL), known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 1964, which is being heard in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri. The NuvaRing MDL is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

The Madison-St. Clair Record article has deemed the NuvaRing lawsuits recently filed in Illinois “tag-along” lawsuits, meaning they will be significantly influenced by the NuvaRing MDL. NuvaRing attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are interested in following the cases in both U.S. District Courts.

Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyers continue to hear from women who have been injured by the NuvaRing contraceptive device. Furthermore, they are currently offering free legal evaluations of NuvaRing cases, and can assist in filing a NuvaRing lawsuit.

If you or someone you love has been injured by Organon and Merck’s NuvaRing contraceptive device, contact a pharmaceutical product liability lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.