Zoloft Birth Defect Attorneys
Each Zoloft birth defects lawyer at our firm is highly experienced in antidepressant birth defect litigation, and we know how to help our clients navigate the legal process with dignity. Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant medication that is prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Unfortunately, recent studies and trials show that Zoloft taken during pregnancy can lead to severe birth defects that may be fatal.
If you took Zoloft while you were pregnant and your child was born with a serious birth defect, you may wish to consider filing a dangerous drug lawsuit for compensation.
Contact us today to discuss your Zoloft birth defect claim with a respected lawyer. We offer:
- Private consultations with a Zoloft attorney, free of charge
- A promise to charge no legal fees unless your claim results in success
- Home and hospital visits anywhere in the Country
Zoloft Birth Defects
According to the results of a recent study, mothers who take Zoloft or other antidepressants during pregnancy are at a 60% higher risk of giving birth to a child with a severe and potentially fatal birth defect. Birth defects that may form when a pregnant woman takes Zoloft include:
- Atrial Septal Defect - ASD (hole in the baby’s heart)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Double Aortic Arch
- Double Inlet Left Ventricle
- Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the Great Vessels (TGA)
- Tricuspic Atresia
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Ventricular Septal Defect - VSD (hole in the baby’s heart)
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
- Clubbed Foot
- Cranial Defects
- Genital Malformations
- Heart Defects
- Limb Malformations
- Lung Defects
- Neural Tube Defects
- Spina Bifida
Tragically, many Zoloft birth defects form during the first trimester of a pregnancy, a time when many women are not yet aware that they are pregnant. For this reason, doctors must exercise extreme caution when prescribing Zoloft to women who are of an age to become pregnant.
Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits
A number of families affected by Zoloft birth defects have opted to file a dangerous drug lawsuit in pursuit of compensation. In a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit, victims can recover money to help with the current and future costs of care for a child affected by a congenital birth defect. Other potential damages that may be recovered in a dangerous drug lawsuit include compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering. If you would like to learn more about Zoloft birth defect lawsuits, contact a lawyer at our firm today.
Contact an Experienced Zoloft Lawyer
If a child you love is suffering because of a birth defect and his or her mother used Zoloft during pregnancy, the antidepressant may be the cause of the birth defect. Our lawyers have access to the experts and resources needed to establish a link between Zoloft and birth defects in court. For more information about your potential right to compensation, contact our law firm today.