New Orleans Zoloft Birth Defects Attorneys
Zoloft® is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., and used by millions of Americans to treat to treat major depression (MDD), social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, premenstrual dyphoric disorder (PMDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Unfortunately, studies have linked the use of Zoloft® (or other SSRI antidepressants such as Paxil®, Celexa®, Lexapro®, Prozac®, and Symbyax®) by pregnant women to serious, life-threatening birth defects, including heart defects, physical deformities, and gastrointestinal defects.
One study linked Zoloft® in particular with omphalocele, a developmental birth defect that causes a child to be born with part of its intestines outside the abdominal wall. Another study linked all SSRI antidepressant drugs to omphalocele and two brain defects, anecephaly and craniosynostosis. Still another study showed an increased incidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension, or PPHN, in infants whose mothers took Zoloft® or other SSRI antidepressants after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Despite this scientific evidence, the manufacturers of Zoloft® and other SSRI antidepressants have never acknowledged the dangers of birth defects and have not warned the medical community or the public about these dangers. As a result, those manufacturers could face liability for birth defects and other problems suffered by infants whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy or while nursing. In fact, Pfizer now faces several hundred such lawsuits, many of which have been consolidated in a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where they are currently pending.
Because the right to sue for damages related to Zoloft® is subject to time limitations, it is important that you act as soon as possible.
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If you or someone you know took Zoloft® during pregnancy, and had a child who was born with a birth defect, please contact us now for a free, confidential consultation
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