Zoloft birth injury litigation develops

Hundreds of lawsuits have alleged that mothers taking Zoloft and other antidepressants during pregnancies suffer birth injuries to their children. Now, a bellwether trial has been scheduled in multidistrict litigation. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe is presiding over 475 cases in the multidistict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She …

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Depakote birth injury litigation in Illinois federal court moving forward

A federal court in Illinois has ordered Abbott Laboratories to produce documents it said were “long overdue” in lawsuits alleging birth injuries caused by the anti-seizure medication Depakote. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ordered the company to “exercise all avenues available” to produce approximately 4,000 documents related to the case …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Police-Involved Shooting

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the city of Chicago over the death of a man shot by an off-duty Chicago Police officer. The shooting took place at a Chicago Housing Authority building on the Near West Side in September 2013. Jarrod Horton filed the lawsuit in Chicago’s U.S. District Court, claiming that …

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Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuits Progress in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

More than 1,700 personal injury lawsuits are pending against pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim in Illinois. Plaintiffs filing in the in federal multidistrict litigation allege that the company’s blood-thinning medication Pradaxa caused internal bleeding. These lawsuits are part of multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. On November 4, the court established a …

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Nearly 10,000 Cases Pending in Yasmin/Yaz Multidistrict Litigation in Illinois

There are nearly 10,000 lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigation in federal court in Illinois over personal injuries allegedly caused by the contraceptive drugs Yasmin and Yaz. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) said that 9,961 actions were pending in the Yasmin/Yaz MDL as of May 14. The MDL is No. 2100 in U.S. …

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New Effexor Lawsuit Charges Birth Injury

A new lawsuit has been filed alleging a link between the use of the antidepressant Effexor and serious birth defects. The lawsuit, filed June 10, alleges that a mother’s use of Effexor while pregnant led to her daughter being born with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, or PPHN. The child was born in 2007. …

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Another Birth Injury Suit Filed Over Depakote in Illinois Federal Court

A new lawsuit has been filed in the names of 36 children whose mothers took the anti-epileptic drug Depakote while they were pregnant. The lawsuits allege that the plaintiffs suffered birth injuries as a result of their mothers’ use of the drug, including spina bifida, neural tube defects, heart defects and other congenital malformations. The …

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Illinois Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Depakote

A federal lawsuit has been filed by a man who claims he suffered from birth defects as a result of his mother taking the medication Depakote while she was pregnant with him. Depakote, or valproate, is a medication used to treat epileptic seizures, manic depressive disorder and migraine headaches. However, its use by pregnant women …

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