Pfizer has paid nearly $1 billion to settle class actions and other lawsuits involving Neurontin. Now, many women who took this medication during pregnancy are coming forward to seek justice for their baby’s birth defects.
Pfizer Pays $325 Million to Settle Neurontin Class Action Lawsuits
In June 2014, Pfizer has reached a $325 million class action lawsuit settlement over allegations that Neurontin was fraudulently marketed. The settlement ends a nearly 10-year-old battle in which plaintiffs accused Pfizer of protecting their monopoly on the drug by suppressing generic alternatives.
In April 2014, Pfizer agreed to pay a $190 million settlement to end a class action lawsuit with direct purchasers (consumers) of the drug.
Members of the litigation also accused Pfizer of promoting Neurontin for unapproved uses. In 2004, the Justice Department ordered the drug-maker to pay $430 million to resolve civil and criminal allegations of illegally marketing Neurontin “off-label” for bipolar disorder, migraines, and more.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are not filing a Neurontin class action lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc.
Neurontin Birth Defect Lawsuits
Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving very serious injuries. Contact us if you took Neurontin during pregnancy and had a baby with a birth defect, such as:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Spina bifida
- Limb reduction defects
- Gastrointestinal defects
- Reproductive system defects (hypospadia)
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions are a good strategy when a large number of people have a similar legal claim, especially when each person is seeking reimbursement for purchasing a defective product. However, class actions can also have major disadvantages for people with very serious injuries.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Neurontin Class Action
Birth defects are among the most serious side effects that any medication can cause. They are often painful, disfiguring, life-threatening, and extremely expensive to treat. There is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn about this risk or promote a potentially dangerous medication to pregnant women.
Several Neurontin lawsuits have already been filed, but there are no class actions on behalf of babies who were born with birth defects.
Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on providing legal representation to children and families with serious injuries. We understand that many of our clients are suffering devastating losses to their physical, emotional, and financial health. This is why we always review new cases for free.