FLORIDA ZOLOFT DRUG LITIGATION LAWYERS
West Palm Beach Pharmaceutical Malpractice Attorneys
The drug Zoloft, also known by its generic name, sertraline hydrochloride, is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, manufactured by Pfizer. The drug has also been prescribed to treat such conditions as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Representing victims throughout Florida and across the United States.
Use of Zoloft has been associated with a wide variety of severe developmental birth defects when expectant mothers have taken the drug. These include, but are not limited to, persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) and a variety of other heart and lung defects. Zoloft use has also been associated with an increased risk of suicide by users.
While Pfizer has added warnings about suicide, it continues to deny liability for the development of any birth defect. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings about SSRIs' connection to an increased risk of heart defects in newborns, and other research has reinforced their connection to other developmental defects.
Trasylol Settlement with Bayer Pharmaceuticals for $9.475 Million
William E Johnson, PA has experience handling a broad range of complex drug litigation. Our firm was appointed to the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the Trasylol Multidistrict Litigation in West Palm Beach, Fl. Trasylol, a drug used to limit bleeding during heart surgery, was marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals as a safe and effective medication. In 2006, after the drug had been on the market for nearly twelve years and was used in approximately one-third of heart operations in America, a study performed by Doctor Dennis Mangano indicated that the use of Trasylol had serious side effects. These included kidney damage, kidney failure, and even death. Bayer took little notice of Dr. Mangano's findings and continued to sell the drug for another two years, until, the FDA urged that Trasylol be withdrawn from the market in November 2007. In this two year period, Trasylol was found to be the cause of approximately 22,000 deaths and numerous catastrophic injuries. Through aggressive advocacy, and most importantly, unparalleled dedication and support for its clients, the law firm of William E Johnson, PA is pleased to announce a settlement of $9.475 million with Bayer to resolve its Trasylol claims.
Seek the Advice of an Experienced Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyer
At William E Johnson, PA our Florida Zoloft drug litigation attorneys represent clients across the state and throughout the country in lawsuits against Pfizer and other manufacturers of SSRIs. If you were prescribed Zoloft during pregnancy and your child was born with a defect, you may be able to collect damages.
Pfizer and the other manufacturers will do whatever they can to defeat these lawsuits, and having the right legal representation on your side is critical to the success of your case. Our attorneys have the skill and the commitment to take on the country's largest corporations and to fight for the justice you deserve.
Discuss Your Zoloft Drug Case With a Lawyer
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation where you can speak with an attorney about your Zoloft liability claim. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 561-832-4848 or via e-mail.
Every case we accept is handled on a contingency basis, so you won't be charged any attorney's fees unless we win.