Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Pfizer Wins First Trial Over Zoloft Birth-Defect Claims

Updated on

Pfizer Inc.’s Zoloft antidepressant didn’t cause a boy’s birth defects, a jury concluded in the first trial of more than 1,000 lawsuits over what was once the U.S.’s most popular mood-altering drug.

Jurors in state court in St. Louis Friday rejected arguments that Pfizer should be held liable for Logyn Pesante’s heart abnormalities. The boy’s family sought more than $2.7 million in compensation for three surgeries to deal with his multiple defects and having a pacemaker involved a month after his birth.