If you or a loved one used Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with birth defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. Multiple studies have found that taking Zoloft during pregnancy can increase the risk of serious heart defects or other birth defects.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that pregnant women who use Zoloft or similar antidepressants are more likely to give birth to a child with certain heart defects. Studies have found that Zoloft can increase the risk of conditions such as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), ventricular outflow defects, septal defects, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) or other heart defects.
Zoloft lawyers are already speaking with parents whose children were born with birth defects that may have been caused by the antidepressant. These individuals have alleged that the manufacturer of Zoloft knew about the side effects risk of the drug, but failed to properly warn doctors and patients about it health risks.
In spite of the several studies linking Zoloft and birth defects, the FDA has not announced any plans to issue a Zoloft recall. However, the agency has advised doctors to speak with patients taking Zoloft about the potential birth defects risk they may face by taking the drug while pregnant.
A lawyer can tell you more about whether you may be eligible to file a Zoloft lawsuit. To receive a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by completing the free case evaluation form located on this page.