A Zoloft Murder???

On November 7, 2015 · 0 Comments

The murder/suicide of actor Phil Hartman and his wife stunned the nation a year ago, and now the aftershocks are being felt. The late actor’s brother-in-law, Gregory Omdahl, is suing Pfizer and a psychiatrist, claiming that his sister was under the influence of the antidepressant drug Zoloft when she killed her husband and herself.

Hartman, 49, star of the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, was shot by Brynn Omdahl Hartman, 40, who killed herself four hours later in the early morning hours of May 28, 1998.

Gregory Omdahl, brother of Mrs. Hartman and executor of the Hartman estate and conservator for their two children, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 27, charging that Pfizer, which makes Zoloft, “had done all that it can to downplay the possibility that Zoloft causes violence or suicide in some people.”

Omdahl acknowledged that an autopsy found alcohol and cocaine in his sister’s body but said she snorted the cocaine after killing her husband.

Omdahl also sued Arthur Sorosky, M.D., the Los Angeles psychiatrist who gave Brynn Hartman samples of

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