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In 1991, an antidepressant called Zoloft was released in U.S. markets and quickly became one of the most profitable prescription drugs on the market. Since it has been released, it has generated billions for its pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer. However, the drug has also been plagued with controversy, with multiple research studies questioning its efficacy or revealing its link to multiple severe side effects, including birth defects. At the law firm of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we believe that large pharmaceutical companies need to be held accountable for their products. The people who suffer as a result of pharmaceutical corporations’ negligence need resources for long-term care and medical treatment, and our attorneys have the experience and skill to fight for those resources.
In the multiple clinical trials Zoloft has undergone, only two studies have ever concluded that it is more effective than a placebo (a sugar pill with no medicinal quality). In the two sole positive studies, Zoloft barely had any more effect on patient symptoms than a sugar pill—certainly not enough to justify its potential side effects. Pfizer has faced multiple lawsuits alleging it withheld information from doctors and buyers that would have revealed the ineffectiveness of this drug.
Unfortunately, while Zoloft is scientifically as effective as a bit of sugar, it is not nearly as harmless. The antidepressant comes with the normal suite of symptoms common to many antidepressants: nausea, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, and decreased sexual desire and function. However, Zoloft has also been linked to various birth defects as well—though it is still marketed and prescribed to expectant mothers.
The birth defects linked to Zoloft include:
To many pharmaceutical companies, birth defects and other complications are a statistic, a mere number. To the lawyers at BCH, these side effects are real issues affecting real people. We know how lifelong disability can tax a family’s emotions, psychology, and finances. As a result, we fight aggressively and relentlessly for our clients that have been adversely affected by trusting in Pfizer products.
The legal community recognizes that we are among the most effective, ethical, and compassionate trial lawyers in the nation. That’s because our cases personally matter to us. Our job is to use the law to help regular, everyday people who have been hurt by negligence.
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BCH is seasoned at challenging companies who seem too large and resourceful to hold accountable. When you have been injured from taking Zoloft or sertraline chloride, you can entrust your case to our experienced and capable hands.