Zoloft During Pregnancy
Zoloft is the most widely used antidepressant drug in the world and has been prescribed to over 100 million people for the treatment of panic disorder, social anxiety, depression, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and certain premenstrual disorders.
Recently, however, the Food and Drug Administration and several health research organizations issued warnings about the dangers of birth defects from taking SSRI antidepressant drugs like Zoloft during pregnancy.
These warnings came as a shock to millions of women who took Zoloft for years, or switched to the drug after they became pregnant, thinking it would be a safer alternative to their current medication.
Several studies over the past 6 years have shown that certain SSRI drugs like Zoloft can increase the risk of serious birth defects including club foot, facial defects, heart defects, abdominal defects, lung defects and neural tube defects of the spine and brain.
Experts fear that millions of children may have been affected by these harmful side effects as mothers were not properly warned of the risks by the maker of Zoloft, Pfizer. Many families may not even know that this drug could be the cause of their child’s condition or that legal help is available.
If you took Zoloft during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects, help is available. Contact us today to speak with a qualified attorney about your legal options. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery, however, time is limited.
Health safety experts from the FDA, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants, New England Journal of Medicine, Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University and the Institute of Reproductive Toxicology at the University of Ulm, Germany have all issued warnings about the risks of birth defects from SSRI drugs like Zoloft.
In some cases, research showed that taking a drug like Zoloft during pregnancy could increase the risk of serious birth defects by as much as 600%. In many cases, the damage is done during the crucial developmental stages of the first or second trimester.
A parent’s desire to help a child with a difficult or incurable condition from a birth defect can be devastating, not to mention the significant medical expenses and lost time involved.
No one should file a lawsuit unless another party was at fault. However, there is substantial research linking this drug to severe birth defects. You and your family should not bear the full burden of your child’s recovery simply because of the negligence of a large drug company earning billions of dollars selling a defective drug.
Attorneys with the Zoloft Litigation Group are helping families with claims against Pfizer for these birth injuries. They have secured verdicts or settlements for SSRI drug birth defects for amounts far in excess of $1 million. These same attorneys are available to answer your questions today.
Every case has a different value and an expiration date on the amount of time you have to take action before your legal rights expire. Therefore, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney to determine what your Zoloft case may be worth and how long you have to file.
Thousands of defective drug lawsuits are filed each year, however, many are lost because of a lack of experience or resources. Before choosing an attorney to help with your case, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of lawsuit, have the resources to fight large drug companies, and can commit the time necessary to get results.
The ZoloftCenter works with only the most qualified drug injury attorneys in the country to make sure your case is handled properly.
If you gave birth to a child with birth defects after taking Zoloft during pregnancy, it is important to learn your legal options as soon as possible. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions. Contact us today.
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