If you or a loved one used Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with birth defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. Multiple studies have found that taking Zoloft during pregnancy can increase the risk of serious heart defects or other birth defects.
Dangers of Zoloft
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that pregnant women who use Zoloft or similar antidepressants are more likely to give birth to a child with certain birth defects, including serious heart defects. Birth defects linked to Zoloft include:
- • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
- • Congenital heart defects
- • Craniosynostosis
- • Anal atresia
- • Omphalocele
- • Neural tube defects
- • Club foot
Medical studies show that the chances of serious birth defects increase greatly if the mother took the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. If you suspect that your baby’s medical condition was the result of Zoloft, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
For more information about your legal rights, please contact one of our experienced Zoloft lawyers for a free and confidential consultation at 1-866-734-5291.