Zoloft® and Birth Defects
Zoloft® (Sertraline Hcl), one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the world, has been accused of causing serious birth defects, including heart defects, a potentially fatal lung disorder called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), head and skull abnormalities and abdominal malformations.
If you were taking Zoloft® while you were pregnant and your baby is born with a congenital defect of any type, you might be eligible for compensation. For more information, please contact our Zoloft® birth defect lawyers today. We can answer your questions and evaluate your circumstances to determine if a lawsuit is right for you.
Zoloft® Birth Defect Types
Zoloft® and other SSRIs have been accused of being linked to a broad range of congenial defects, including:
- Heart defects, which can include malformations of the valves, the walls of the heart or the veins and arteries
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a lung disorder that can lead to heart failure, kidney damage, brain hemorrhage, seizures and death
- Omphalocele, an abdominal defect in which the intestine and other organs stick out of the baby's body through the belly button
- Gastroschisis, an abdominal defect in which the baby is born with the stomach and bowel outside of the body
- Craniosynostosis, a malformation that affects the skull
- Limb reduction defects, which can include limbs that have not formed properly or are too short
- Clubfoot, a congenital abnormality in which one or both feet are pushed inward
- Anal atresia, a malformation of the rectum
Find Out If You Qualify for a Zoloft® Birth Defect Lawsuit
If your baby is born with one or more congenital abnormality, you should contact our birth defect lawyers for help. Birth defects are scary and can cause permanent disabilities and complications for an affected child. If your child is suffering, don't wait any longer.
A lawsuit will demand justice in your case and will seek to recover financial compensation for the pain and suffering you and your child are experiencing. It will also allow you to afford the most high quality treatments for your child.
To find out if you qualify for a Zoloft® birth defect lawsuit, contact us today.