Women who gave birth to a child with heart defects or other congenital birth defects after taking Zoloft during pregnancy may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the antidepressant. Numerous studies have shown that taking Zoloft during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of serious heart defects.
Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have showed that pregnant women taking Zoloft are six times more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and twice as likely to give birth to a child with other heart defects such as atrial ventricular outflow defects and septal defects. Children born to women who used Zoloft during pregnancy are also more likely to suffer from other birth defects, including omphalocele, craniosynostosis and anencephaly.
Families whose children were born with life-changing birth defects or heart defects after taking antidepressants such as Zoloft have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these drugs. These lawsuits have alleged that these manufacturers failed to properly warn patients about the link between antidepressants and birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
If you or a loved one gave birth to a child with heart defects or other congenital birth defects after taking Zoloft while pregnant, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your rights. You can reach us at any time by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.