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Omphalocele

A 2006 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that women using Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy could be at an increased the risk of having a child with abdominal birth defects such as omphalocele.

Omphalocele is a birth defect that occurs when the abdominal muscles of the fetus are underdeveloped or do not close properly. This causes the intestines and liver of the fetus to form in a sac covered by a thin layer of issue that protrudes outside of the abdomen near the umbilical cord.

Omphalocele is a serious medical condition that requires additional surgery to repair and can lead to intestinal issues and infection. Additional abdominal birth defects caused by Zoloft use during pregnancy include gastroschisis, cloacal exstrophy, and hyydronephrosis.

If you or someone you love used Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with abdominal defects such as omphalocele, you may qualify to file a lawsuit. To speak with an experienced Zoloft attorney about your case, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free consultation. You can reach us by calling 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.

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