Rottenstein Law Group Reports on Status of Zoloft Birth Defects Multidistrict Litigation

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from injuries and birth defects caused by the antidepressant Zoloft, is helping to publicize the status of the Zoloft Multidistrict Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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As of August 2012, there were approximately 152 cases in the Zoloft Multidistrict litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (MDL 2342), according the office of the clerk for that court. The lawsuits—which allege birth defects caused by the antidepressant Zoloft and its generic equivalent, sertraline—numbered 92 when MDL 2342 was first established on April 17, 2012, according to an April 2012 Lexis article.

Plaintiffs in 45 of the cases that were included in MDL 2324 when it was first created opposed centralization, according to the Lexis article, but the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation disagreed, stating that “while the specific birth defects alleged vary somewhat among the plaintiffs, all actions will share discovery relating to general medical causation; factual discovery will overlap concerning Pfizer's research, testing, and warnings; and expert discovery and Daubert motions will overlap to some degree."

The Rottenstein Law Group urges anyone whose child suffered birth defects as a result of the child’s mother taking Zoloft while she was pregnant to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The firm’s Zoloft Lawsuit Help Center contains social media features that allow for easy sharing on sites like Facebook and Twitter, which enables visitors to spread the word about the potential dangers associated with Zoloft. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm's founder, Rochelle Rottenstein, has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, and compassionately represents clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits.

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Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
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New York NY 10036

(212) 933-9500 (office phone)
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