The typical Zoloft lawsuit is spurred by extraordinary side effects that were not mentioned by the manufacturer of this drug to any patients. As with all drugs, there are side effects with Zoloft at nearly any dosage. However, a number of people over the last couple of decades have experienced extremely pronounced side effects which caused them considerable harm. Before considering a Zoloft lawsuit, anyone who feels that they have suffered unduly should be aware of the distinction between typical and uncommon side effects.
What Are the Zoloft Side Effects?
Common side effects of Zoloft include digestive problems, loss of appetite, weight fluctuations, dry mouth, trembling, dizziness, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Patients have been warned about these possible effects since almost the very beginning of its marketing. Doctors can reduce the impact of these common side effects by altering dosage or prescribing additional medicines.
However, as the years passed, the medical community learned that there were unexpected side effects of a much more severe nature. Many lawsuits followed. If you were not warned of these side effects properly and suffered unduly because of them, you may have good grounds for a lawsuit. The same applies if you lost a loved one because of these side effects.
The more severe side effects include hallucinations, seizures, high fevers, heart palpitations, suicide and bone loss. Some of these are caused by the drug directly and others ensue when patient attempt to cease using the medicine and suffer extreme withdrawal complications. Additionally, women have reported links between birth defects in their children who were in the womb while the mother took Zoloft.
Grounds for a Zoloft Lawsuit
Many of these side effects have been understood and included in product warnings for years now. However, many people began taking Zoloft before any of these warnings were made clear. If you were not warned about these side effects and can demonstrate that you suffered because of them, you may be able to initiate a lawsuit or take part in a class action.
In some cases, the lawsuit may be directed against a doctor for failing to pass on the manufacturer’s warnings properly. Other suits may be directed against the manufacturer if your particular side effects were not mentioned in warnings. However, you will need to demonstrate that the illness or condition which you suffered was due to the Zoloft and not to some other factor in your life.
This is not as difficult as it sounds. If you believe that you were a victim of extraordinary side effects of Zoloft, consult with a lawyer. He or she can arrange for the right tests to be performed to demonstrate that you have grounds for a lawsuit. If you believe that the side effects of this anti-depressant brought on the suicide or attempted suicide of a loved one, you may still have grounds for a suit.