We are pleased to see the federal litigation moving forward, and expect more complaints to be filed in the coming months.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 26, 2012
Zoloft lawsuits continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to a recent report from The Madison Record, at least 250 cases have been filed in the Pennsylvania litigation by plaintiffs who allege use of Pfizer’s antidepressant during pregnancy causes birth defects. U. S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who is overseeing the federal Zoloft litigation, issued Pretrial Order No. 15 on November 15, 2012, setting forth a joint discovery and scheduling plan for the proceedings.* (In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation - MDL 2342)
“We are pleased to see the federal litigation moving forward, and expect more complaints to be filed in the coming months,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free lawsuit consultations to victims of birth defects allegedly associated with Zoloft.
Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and anxiety disorders. The federal Zoloft litigation was established by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in April 2012. According to Pretrial Order No. 15, the first trial in the litigation is tentatively scheduled to begin no later than September 12, 2014.
According to The Madison Record, additional Zoloft claims are pending in various state courts, including Illinois, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Victims of Zoloft may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about alleged Zoloft birth defects, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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