Patients who gave birth to a child with birth defects after using the antidepressant drug Zoloft during pregnancy may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Many families have filed Zoloft lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer after their baby was born with congenital heart defects or other birth defects.
Studies published by the New England Journal of Medicine have found that Zoloft can significantly increase a woman’s risk of giving birth to a child with heart defects when the drug is taken during pregnancy. Zoloft users are significantly more likely to give birth to a child with atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Researchers have also found that the use of Zoloft during pregnancy may increase the risk of other heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), coarctation of the aorta, transposition of the great arteries and tetralogy of Fallot. Zoloft may also be linked to other birth defects, including patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), cardiomyopathy, tricuspid stenosis, craniosynostosis, anencephaly, bicuspid aortic valve, cleft mitral valve or omphalocele.
If you or a loved one used Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other congenital birth defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Talking with an experienced Zoloft lawyer is the first step in finding out whether you qualify to file a case.
To receive a free legal consultation about Zoloft birth defects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on the right side of this page.