Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI antidepressant used to treat a range of emotional complications ranging from depression, and anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. According to recent studies the use of SRRI’s including Zoloft during pregnancy can lead to a significant increase in the rate of chuld birth defects. Women who were on the antidepressant medication during pregnancy suspect your child their children have suffered from a birth defect may have a claim against Pfizer, and other drug manufactures tied to the design, manufacture and distribution of Zoloft.
Atrial Septal Defects and Other heart Defect tied to the use of SSRI medication:
Zoloft along with other SSRI’s may be linked to increasing rates of birth defects. According various international studies SSRI medication may be linked to increasing rated of congenital heart defects in infants the most common of which is Atrial Septal Defects (ASD). Most children with considerable Atrial Septal Defects can be diagnosed in the womb with the use of ultrasound and ultrasonogrophy. Other serious congenital heart defects and heart issues which may be cause by the taking of SSRI’s during pregnancy include, Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Pulmonary hypertension and Artesia, Heart murmurs, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), and Defective heart valves. Other significant infant birth defects due to the use of SSRI anti-depressant medications like Zoloft include
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- Spina Bifida
- Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
- Defect in the formation of the skull
- Respiratory Defects
Over the past decade over 300 plaintiffs have files claims against manufacturers of Zoloft for birth defects. Litigation for Zoloft injuries is currently under MDL (Multi-District Litigation) in the state of Pennsylvania. Meaning cases against Zoloft must be tried in Pennsylvania. However, over the past few weeks there have been numerous request filed to send cased back to their home states including California.
Wining Your Case
Claims against drug manufacturers for birth defects caused by the use of their product remains a difficult challenge for even the most seasoned litigators in the county. Generally there are three ways a plaintiff’s attorney can succeed in a drug defect claim.
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- Proving the existence of a defect in the design of the drug
- Proving a defect in the manufacturing process of the drug
- Failure to warn of dangers defect: (labeling defect)
: If you believe you have a claim against Zoloft feel free to contact our attorneys. We will hear your case, investigate whether you have a claim, and determine the best legal course of action. All consultations are completely free of charge. (888) 649-7166