Lawsuits Against Zoloft
Women who used the antidepressant Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects may wish to speak with a lawyer about filing a lawsuit. Dozens of families have already filed Zoloft lawsuits after their children were born with serious congenital defects associated with the drug.
According to studies published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Zoloft users are more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, ventricular outflow tract defects and several other forms of birth defects. These studies have prompted warnings from the Food and Drug Administration that cautioned doctors and patients about the risk of birth defects associated with the use of Zoloft.
The first lawsuits regarding Zoloft and birth defects were filed in 2011 on behalf of children who were exposed to the antidepressant during pregnancy. Zoloft class action lawsuits have also been filed. Women who are interested in filing a lawsuit can speak with a lawyer to find out if they qualify.
If you or a loved one took 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. For a free legal consultation from an attorney, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form on the side of this page.