Zoloft- Business Law 1

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Zoloft – A Case against Birth Defects Corporate Overview Zoloft is well tolerated and effective for the treatment of depression and certain types of anxiety disorders. Zoloft is FDA approved to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in adults over age 18. It is also approved for OCD in children and adolescents age 6-17 years. Zoloft is the #1 doctor-prescribed brand of its kind. Zoloft has treated more people than any other brands of its kind for 14 years. And Zoloft is available in multiple strengths, so your doctor can decide a dose for you. (BioPortfolio) Case Overview A Zoloft birth defects lawsuit has been filed, alleging infants exposed to the antidepressant prior to birth are at an increased risk of having birth defects. Among the birth defects reportedly linked to Zoloft and pregnancy are Zoloft omphalocele and craniosynostosis. Zoloft birth defects lawsuits allege infants were harmed by their mothers' use of Zoloft while pregnant. The lawsuit alleges that Pfizer knew about the risks associated with taking Zoloft while pregnant, but hid those risks from patients. Pfizer is accused of negligence, fraud and failing to warn the public. The lawsuit also accuses the defend tat(s) of improper labeling, given their allegation that packaging and labeling lacks sufficient warnings pertaining to potential defects. Class Action Class Action lawsuits (Class Action Lawsuits ( Business Law - Chapter3)) are permitted by the courts if three criteria are met. First, it must not be feasible for the members of the group to bring suit on their own. Second, the members of the group share common questions of law that can be tied together. Finally the class-action approach must be far better than forcing the plaintiffs to file

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