Consumer Justice Foundation Discusses Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed in Ohio by Parents of a Child Born with Anencephaly

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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a team of consumer advocates that dedicates itself to providing information for consumers regarding how to deal with large corporations such as insurance companies and the potential dangers of prescription medications, hereby discusses a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit that has been filed in Ohio against Pfizer and Cardinal Health by parents of a child who was born with anencephaly, a fatal birth defect of the brain. The Consumer Justice Foundation’s Web site can be found at the URL http://www.RxBirthDefects.com.

“Pfizer knew or should have known that Zoloft crosses the placenta, which could have important implications for the developing fetus.”

The Consumer Justice Foundation, which is an organization that provides informational and educational resources for consumers that allows them to obtain information regarding how to deal with insurance companies and other large corporations and regarding the potential risks associated with prescription medications, hereby discusses a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit that was filed in Ohio by the parents of a child that was born with anencephaly, a fatal brain defect. The lawsuit was filed against defendants Pfizer and Cardinal Health.

The lawsuit, entitled SUSAN HODGE, INDIVIDUALLY, ETC., ET AL vs. CARDINAL HEALTH, INC., ET AL and filed in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas in Ohio by Susan and James Hodge with a case number of CV-11-765603, asserts that their child was born with anencephaly, which is a fatal birth defect in which a child is born without large portions of his or her brain, based in part on the allegation that Pfizer knew that the use of Zoloft while pregnant could lead to birth defects and that the company covered up the results of studies that would have alerted the public to this danger.

Specifically, the Zoloft birth defect lawsuit claims that, “Pfizer knew or should have known that Zoloft crosses the placenta, which could have important implications for the developing fetus.” The claim that was filed is for wrongful death of their child, who died 18 hours after he was born because of the severe birth defect he suffered. The Hodges are seeking damages in several forms, including compensation for product liability, negligence, fraud, breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, false advertising and wrongful death. The lawsuit also seeks punitive damages.

About the Consumer Justice Foundation

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.RxBirthDefects.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.

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