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Miss. Woman files Zoloft birth defects lawsuit

August 2nd, 2011

A woman in Greenville, Mississippi has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the antidepressant Zoloft. In her lawsuit, the woman alleges that her child was born with birth defects as a result of her use of Zoloft during pregnancy.

Multiple studies have warned that the use of Zoloft while pregnant can increase a child’s risk of birth defects. According to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, pregnant women who use Zoloft are twice as likely to give birth to a child with ventricular outflow tract defects or septal defects, and six times more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

Parents may be eligible to file a Zoloft lawsuit if their child was born with birth defects caused by using the antidepressant during pregnancy. Despite studies highlighting the risk of birth defects linked to Zoloft, the Food and Drug Administration has not announced any plans to issue a Zoloft recall.

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