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Women who used the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects are eligible to receive a free legal consultation about filing a Zoloft lawsuit. Many women and families have already filed Zoloft birth defects lawsuits after their child was born with heart defects or other birth defects.
Researchers have demonstrated that Zoloft increases the risk of serious health problems to babies who are exposed to the drug in the womb. Studies have found that taking Zoloft while pregnant can significantly increase the risk of giving birth to a child with heart defects, including ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, septal defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in 2006 about the risk of birth defects associated with the use of Zoloft during pregnancy. The agency advised doctors to consider the risk of birth defects when prescribing Zoloft to women who are pregnant; however, it did not announce any plans to recall the drug.
Although several Zoloft lawsuits have already been filed by families whose children were born with birth defects, no settlements have been reached in these cases as of April 2012. Parents whose children were born with heart defects or other birth defects still have time to seek compensation on behalf of children who were injured because of Zoloft.
To speak with a lawyer and find out whether you qualify to file a lawsuit, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP. You can reach us by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.