Rottenstein Law Group Notes Federal Judge’s Decision To Remand to State Court 18 Cases Alleging Injuries From Zoloft

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients who allege they suffered birth defects as a result of their mothers having taken Zoloft while pregnant, notes a federal court judge’s decision to remand to West Virginia state court 18 cases filed by minors who claim they suffered birth defects as a result of Zoloft.

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U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers on Sept. 25, 2012, ruled that 18 cases filed by minors alleging they suffered injuries from Zoloft must be heard in Wayne County Circuit Court, the West Virginia state court where they were first filed in July 2012, according to The plaintiffs in the 18 cases come from 16 different states, including West Virginia, according to, and Pfizer, Zoloft’s manufacturer, wanted the cases transferred to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceeding in Pennsylvania.

Judge Chambers’s opinion stated that the existence of an MDL did not undermine his ability to consider a remand motion, reports. "Defendants have not met their burden of demonstrating that Plaintiffs' claims were not properly joined because of case processing practices in Wayne County Circuit Court," he wrote, ruling that because the claims were properly joined in the West Virginia state court, they are subject to state jurisdiction, according to

As an advocate of plaintiffs who also allege they suffered birth defects as a result of their mothers having taken the antidepressant Zoloft while pregnant, the Rottenstein Law Group supports Judge Chambers’s holding that the existence of an MDL does not preclude state court jurisdiction.

RLG's Zoloft Lawsuit Help Center, at, has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about Zoloft and the dangers of the drug. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and websites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was recently founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner.
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Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
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Hewlett NY 11557
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