Our team of Zoloft lawyers
Zoloftâs new labels would state that there is an increased risk of congenital cardiac defects – and specifically septal defects â in women who took the drug during their first trimesters. Meanwhile, Pfizer is arguing in court that there is not enough research to suggest that taking Zoloft during pregnancy can lead to birth defects.
Zoloft (sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI,
MDLs streamline pretrial proceedings by joining similar cases into one action. Seven federal judges comprise the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, deciding which cases are consolidated. MDLs are meant to speed up complex cases that share similar details, like a common defendant, or injury. MDLs are common in resolving drug injury cases, air disaster litigation, and medical device lawsuits.
Research shows that infants exposed to Zoloft in the womb are at an increased risk of several types of abnormalities, such as:
- Heart defects
- Spina Bifida
- Respiratory problems
- Tetralogy of
- Cleft lip and/or palate
Research also shows these infants are at higher risk of poor feeding habits, restlessness, and high-pitched crying.
Unfortunately, women prescribed to Zoloft may experience problems if they suddenly stop taking the drug. These risks must be weighed with the risks to the child. Untreated depression is a very serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Consult with your doctor before making the decision to stop any type of antidepressants.
Zoloft is just one of several SSRIs associated with birth defects. These dangerous drugs
Our team of Zoloft attorneys is currently accepting cases of birth injury from this drug, and we will continue to update you on the pending MDL status. If you took Zoloft or any other SSRI during pregnancy and had a child with congenital defects, contact our firm for a free consultation. You and your child may be entitled to benefits for