Zoloft is an antidepressant that was released by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is 1991. It is a prescription medication that falls under the class of antidepressants referred to as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. In the 1990’s, Zoloft was one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants due to Pfizer’s overwhelmingly expansive advertisement campaign for the drug. Many people who were prescribed the drug however suffered from devastating side-effects. If you took Zoloft and suffered any of the side- effects you need to call a Zoloft lawyer as you deserve compensation. Women that took Zoloft during pregnancy could give birth to a child with birth defects. These birth defect could be terrible and sometimes it will result in death of the child.
Many people who developed medical issues after taking Zoloft do not take legal action because they do not realize that the health issues they had were related to Zoloft. Zoloft has been known to cause many serious side effects including: breathing problems, seizures, fainting, weakness, memory problems, headaches, loss of coordination, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, agitation and some patients even suffer from hallucinations. Women given birth to children with birth defects may have a reason to sue the manufacture for not warning on the label of the drug. An experienced Zoloft lawyer can possibly get you the compensation you deserve for the pain that Pfizer’s medication put you through.
Zoloft specifically claimed to be safe for women who were pregnant. However, a later study by the FDA proved this to be false and that the medication could cause serious complications and birth defects. If you were told that it was safe for you to take Zoloft while you were pregnant and as a result your child suffered from birth defects, you are entitled to justice for the wrongs that were committed against you. Hundreds of women whose children also suffered from birth defects because they were taking Zoloft have already filed successful lawsuits. Our Zoloft lawyers are highly experienced at handling these claims and will be able to seek justice for what happened to you while you were on Zoloft.
If you suffered any form of medical complications while taking the antidepressant Zoloft, do not hesitate to take legal action against Pfizer. Seek the aid of a Zoloft lawyer now since you deserve compensation for what you went through. If you believe that you have reason to seek legal action against Pfizer contact us now. There are several easy ways in which you can get a hold of a Zoloft lawyer. Either call the number that is here on our website, or fill out the form in the sidebar telling us about yourself and what complications you suffered from while taking Zoloft.
Many people who suffered complication from taking Zoloft do not realize that they can receive compensation for what they went through. However, Pfizer needs to be brought to action for what their medication did to people. If you suffered any side-effects while on the antidepressant Zoloft, contact a Zoloft lawyer right away and they will be able to help you file a lawsuit against Pfizer.
What Is Zoloft?
Zoloft is a medication that is prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is from a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Zoloft was first put on the market in 1991. It is the second-most commonly prescribed antidepressant in America.
Zoloft Side Effects
Zoloft is a very effective medication, but it does not come without side effects. Nausea is one of the most commonly reported side effects of this medication. In fact, 30 percent of patients report experiencing nausea while they take this medication. Seventeen percent of users experience diarrhea, dyspepsia and upper GI bleeding. It is estimated that 14 to 20 percent of people experience dry mouth while taking Zoloft.
There was a study done that involved 26,005 people who use antidepressants. The results of the study showed that people who use antidepressants were 3.6 times more likely to experience gastrointestinal issues. They were also 4.1 times more likely to experience upper GI bleeding.
Male patients who take Zoloft are at an increased risk for suffering sexual problems. Seventeen percent of male patients experience a decrease in sex drive. Six percent of males experience ejaculation problems. Headache, dizziness, tremor and fatigue are other common side effects that have been reported.
Serious Side Effects
Serious side effects are more rare and may include the following:
- Overactive reflexes
- Rigid muscles
- Irregular heartbeat
- Memory problems
- Shallow breathing
- Liver failure
- Stomach bleeding
- Low sodium
- Underactive thyroid
Furthermore, women who take Zoloft during their pregnancy may be putting their babies at risk. Studies have shown that this medication can possibly lead to birth defects. This medication can be transferred to the baby through breastfeeding. However, it is unlikely for a nursing infant to suffer adverse effects from Zoloft.
Why Do Doctors Prescribe Zoloft If It Can Cause Serious Side Effects?
It is important to remember that only a small percentage of patients experience serious side effects while taking this medication. Additionally, doctors have to decide whether the benefits of a medication will outweigh the risks. If your doctor prescribes you Zoloft, then he or she feels that the benefits of the medication far outweigh the risks. However, the dangers of this medication are becoming increasingly known, which is why many people have chosen to file a Zoloft lawsuit.
How To File A Lawsuit
If you took this medication as prescribed and still suffered serious side effects, then you may be able to file a lawsuit. Many people have been able to receive financial compensation after filing a Zoloft litigation. However, there are a-lot of factors that will have to be considered in order to determine whether you are eligible for compensation.
Nevertheless, our attorneys will work hard to make sure that you have the representation that you need to get financial compensation. If you want to know more about filing a lawsuit for side effects, then you can fill out the form on the contact page. You can also call 1-888-202-6767 for more information.