WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Zoloft® is one of the most often-prescribed medications in the United States to treat depression. Zoloft® is manufactured by Pfizer and out of the tens of millions of users, approximately 25 percent are women of childbearing age. The FDA’s Public Health Advisory in 2006 warns pregnant mothers that taking Zoloft® may be linked to an increased chance major birth defects may develop.
Zoloft® and Pregnancy
Women often take Zoloft® during pregnancy to help control depression. Zoloft®, when taken while pregnant, has shown association with heart defects in newborn babies. The New England Journal of Medicine in 2006, reported pregnant mothers taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drug (SSRIs) such as Zoloft® were six times as likely to have children that develop persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). A 2005 study conducted by the FDA found that in the 3500 women studied, women taking Zoloft® experienced twice the number of birth defects than the women taking other antidepressants did. Most of the birth defects were heart related.
Zoloft® and Birth Defects
Zoloft® is associated with a long list of life-threatening birth defects. Contact a birth injury attorney today if your child or someone you love has experienced one of the following Zoloft® related birth defects:
- Anal Atresia
- Cleft Lip
- Club Foot
- Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
- Cranial Birth Defects
- Gastrointestinal Malformations
- Heart Malformations & PPHN
- Limb Reduction Defects
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you or someone you love took Zoloft® while pregnant and the baby suffered from complications or sustained any birth defects, we may be able to help you. Often the cause of a birth defect cannot be determined without the help of an experienced professional with the training and commitment to find answers.
Start by contacting a Zoloft® attorney right now. We are here to listen, assess, and we may be able to file a claim for financial compensation related to your newborn’s birth defect and its connection to the drug, Zoloft®. Call us toll free at 1-855-566-4648 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.
We put your needs first and there is absolutely nothing to lose by a simple phone conversation with an experienced case manager in Zoloft® lawsuits. We could potentially make a claim for your medical bills or the high expenses of medical care related to your newborn’s birth defect.
We can help you plan your future and relieve some of the burden Zoloft® may have caused. All you need to do is make the first call toll free to Longo Legal at 1-855-566-4648 or complete our contact form and submit your information. Our consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.
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