Zoloft Lawsuit

Zoloft Lawsuit | Birth Defect Side Effects

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Zoloft Lawsuit | Birth Defect Side Effects | Zoloft Birth Defects zoloft-lawsuit-side-effects-birth-defectsThe leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is currently investigating potential Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of families who believe the antidepressant Zoloft caused their child to be born with a Zoloft birth defect. Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSRI), and has been prescribed to millions of people.

Studies have shown that taking Zoloft or another SSRI antidepressant in pregnancy increases the likelihood that a baby will be born with a birth defect, including:

  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Heart Valve Defects
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Anal Atresia (anus or rectum malformation/defect)
  • Omphalocele (abdominal wall defect)
  • Craniosynostosis (skull defect)
  • Club Foot
  • Spina Bifida/Neural Tube Defects
  • Autism

The lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP represent people throughout the U.S. who have been injured by defective drugs, and understand the devastating financial and emotional impact birth defects have on children and their family. If your child was hurt by Zoloft, your family deserves to be compensated by the maker of the drug. Filing a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit could enable you to obtain money damages for your child’s pain, current and future medical care, rehabilitative services, and special education needs. You may also be able to obtain compensation for your family’s emotional distress. The defective drug Zoloft lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering FREE Zoloft lawsuit consultations to any family who believes Zoloft caused their baby’s birth defect. To learn more about obtaining justice for your baby, please contact the Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle today.

Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects

Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Pfizer introduced Zoloft in 1991, and since then it has become a top-selling SSRI antidepressant. In 2007 alone, Pfizer sold over 29 million Zoloft prescriptions, making it the best-selling antidepressant that year.

Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects and the FDA

In 2006, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the manufacturers of SSRI antidepressants, including Zoloft, to add information to their labels describing the potential risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The FDA mandated the label change after a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found a six-fold increased risk of the disorder among infants born to mothers who took an antidepressant in the later months of pregnancy.

[http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm283375.htm]

Other studies that have pointed to a link between SSRIs, like Zoloft, and birth defects include:

  • A 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that linked SSRI drugs to neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly.
  • In 2007, the National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants published an article in the NEJM which reported a link between SSRI antidepressants and cranial and abdominal birth defects.
  • Another 2007 study published in the NEJM found that children born to pregnant women who took an SSRI were three times more likely to suffer right ventricular defects than women who did not take the drug. The study also found that these children may be at an increased risk of other cardiac defects.
  • A 2011 study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder was about twice as high among women who took SSRIs in the year before delivery. That risk was four times higher in women who took SSRIs during their first trimester.

Learn More About Filing A Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit

If your child was born with one of the Zoloft birth defects listed above, you may be eligible to file a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit against Pfizer. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP regarding a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit by filling out our online form or calling 800-403-6191.