West Virginia Court: Zoloft Birth Defect Claims Barred By Michigan Shield Law
(September 14, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia state court judge on Aug. 30 granted summary judgment in a Zoloft birth defect case, finding that the plaintiffs’ claims of failure to warn and misrepresentation to the Food and Drug Administration are barred by Michigan’s drug shield law (In Re: Zoloft Litigation, No. 14-C-7000, M.M., et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., et al., No. 12-C-149, W.Va. Cir., Kanawha Co.).
(Order available. Document #28-160915-019R.)
Jeanette Maskill and her child, identified only as M.M., are residents of Michigan who sued Pfizer Inc....