Zoloft Lawsuits

Zoloft lawsuits are being filed by attorneys for side effects possibly leading to birth defects in children when taken in pregnancy.  Speak with a Zoloft lawyer to discuss your lawsuit options if your family has been affected.

The FDA has classified the antidepressant Zoloft as a pregnancy category C medication, which means it has the potential to cause fetal harm when taken during pregnancy. In 2006, the FDA issued a public health advisory warning patients and healthcare providers about the increased risk of a birth defect called PPHN among infants exposed to Zoloft during pregnancy. Several other studies in recent years have indicated a potential connection between Zoloft use in pregnancy and the development of serious side effects. If you took Zoloft while pregnant and your child was born with a major side effect or birth defect, fill out the Zoloft Claim Review Form to discuss the benefits of filing a Zoloft lawsuit against Zoloft maker, Pfizer, Inc.

Zoloft (sertraline) is one of a group of antidepressant drugs called SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs function by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain, thereby relieving depression and improving certain mood disorders. Zoloft has been available in the U.S. since it was approved by the FDA in 1991, and has since been approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and panic attacks. Zoloft is currently manufactured by pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Inc.

Potential Zoloft Side Effects

Although SSRI antidepressants like Zoloft have become increasingly popular in recent years, an emerging body of research has identified Zoloft use during pregnancy as a potential risk factor for the development of life-altering side effects. One of the most serious side effects is a severe birth defect called PPHN, in which a child's circulation continues to bypass the lungs after birth. Although children with PPHN can breathe, oxygen in the breathed air cannot reach the bloodstream to be distributed to the rest of the body. Despite this potential for causing devastating fetal harm, more than 80,000 pregnant women in the U.S. are prescribed SSRI antidepressants like Zoloft in any given year.

Zoloft Lawsuits for Side Effects

According to a number of studies, women who take Zoloft or other SSRIs may have a significantly increased risk of giving birth to infants with serious side effects. Among these potential Zoloft side effects are birth defects like persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), heart defects, anal atresia, limb defects, cleft palate, cleft lip, omphalocele, craniosynostosis and neural tube defects. Due to the severity of these birth defects, the FDA has advised physicians to avoid prescribing SSRIs like Zoloft to pregnant women unless the possible benefits of the treatment outweigh the potential risks to the fetus.

How a Zoloft Lawsuit Can Help Side Effect Victims

If you or a loved one has suffered from a potential Zoloft side effect and you believe Zoloft to be the cause, contact a Zoloft attorney to discuss the benefits of filing a Zoloft lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. The main goal of Zoloft lawsuits is to seek financial compensation for your injuries, the medical costs of treating your injuries, and the pain and suffering endured by you and your family. Filing a Zoloft lawsuit can be a complicated process. Fortunately, Zoloft attorneys are qualified in defective drug litigation and can help guide injured victims through the necessary steps. Too often, victims are taken advantage of during their time of need. By filing a Zoloft lawsuit against Pfizer, victims of potential Zoloft side effects can protect their rights and collect the compensation they are entitled to.

File a Zoloft Lawsuit for Help

Pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer are expected to produce and distribute safe medications, and should also be held accountable for any adverse side effects sustained by consumers of their products. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Some drug companies intentionally withhold dangerous drug information in an attempt to make their product more appealing to the public. This deceptive practice exposes millions of consumers to unnecessary harm and possibly even death. If you or a loved one has suffered from a side effect which you believe to be linked to Zoloft, fill out the Zoloft Claim Review Form to discuss your claim with a qualified Zoloft lawyer. By filing a Zoloft lawsuit against Pfizer, injured victims can protect themselves from further harm and bring public attention to the harmful nature of certain pharmaceutical drugs.

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