Causation Experts Out, Summary Judgment Granted In Zoloft Birth Defect Case

Mealey's (October 12, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania state court judge on Oct. 9 denied reconsideration of his summary judgment ruling in a Zoloft birth defect case after excluding the plaintiffs’ two causation experts (Robert Porter, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation, et al., No. 070903275, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.).

Katherine Porter took the antidepressants paroxetine and Zoloft during her pregnancy. Her son, Robert T. “Bo” Porter, was born with a giant omphalocele, a birth defect in which the abdominal organs are outside of the abdominal wall.

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