Summary Judgment Granted In Nearly All Zoloft Birth Defect MDL Cases
Mealey's (April 6, 2016, 12:04 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge on April 5 granted summary judgment in all but 23 Zoloft birth defect multidistrict litigation cases after ruling that the plaintiffs have not produced admissible general causation evidence despite repeated attempts (In Re: Zoloft [Sertraline Hydrochloride] Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2342, No. 12-md-2341, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46062).
(Opinion available. Document #28-160407-036Z.)
In 2014, U.S. Judge Cynthia M. Rufe of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania excluded the general causation opinion of Dr. Anick Berard, an epidemiologist....