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Zoloft and Pregnancy


Zoloft and Pregnancy LawsuitWomen who have taken newer types of antidepressants, including the drug Zoloft®, may be at an increased risk of giving birth to children with heart and lung birth defects.

Free Confidential Case Review: If you or a loved one has been injured by Zoloft, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.

What’s the problem?

A study recording almost 120,000 live births in the span of four years has associated 14% of mothers diagnosed with depression. Research compared the outcomes of babies born to depressed mothers treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Zoloft®, during pregnancy with depresssed mothers who were not treated with the SSRIs. The outcome revealed a significant amount of respiratory distress and longer hospital stays for infants born to depressed mothers on SSRIs, such as Zoloft®, than those born to the untreated, depressed mothers. Additionally, reports showed a significant drop in birth weight and gestational age in SSRI exposed infants as well as a significantly higher proportion being born before 37 weeks.

Side Effects of Zoloft

When taken during pregnancy, Zoloft is linked to a variety of extremely severe heart and lung birth defects including:

  • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) – also known as ‘hole in the heart’ defects
  • Ventral Septal Defects (VSD) – hole in the heart wall
  • Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
  • Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
  • Mitral Valve
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
  • Tetralogy of the Fallot
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Heart Murmur
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Craniosynostosis – cranial skull defect
  • Omphalocele – abdominal wall defect
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Club Foot
  • Anal Atresia
  • Spina Bifida

Do I Have a Zoloft Pregnancy Side Effect Lawsuit?

Schmidt & Clark, LLP is currently accepting new Zoloft and pregnancy side effect cases throughout the entire United States. Our defective drug litigation group consists of highly experienced trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Zoloft and pregnancy lawsuits.

We’re Here To Help – Contact a Zoloft and Pregnancy Lawyer Today

The Zoloft and pregnancy Litigation Group at our law firm includes some of America’s most passionate, accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. When choosing our firm to represent you in your potential Zoloft and pregnancy claim, you will not only gain access to a level of professional legal representation previously available only to large corporations, but also to an exceptional level of personal attention and customer service from compassionate trial lawyers found at no other law firm.

We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new Zoloft and pregnancy cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Zoloft, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.

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