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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Women using the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy face an increased risk of giving birth to a child with severe heart defects, including patent ductus arteriosus. If left untreated, this birth defect can lead to congenital heart failure.

The ductus arteriosus is a large artery that normally closes shortly after birth. If the ductus does not close, the newborn’s heart is unable to receive oxygen. This serious birth defect requires medicine or surgery to correct depending on severity.

The use of Zoloft during pregnancy has also been linked to other heart defects including ventricular outflow defects, septal defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

If you or a loved one took Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with patent ductus arteriosus or other birth defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.

 

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