Zoloft Cardiac Birth Defects
Zoloft Heart Defects
Like other SSRI antidepressants, Zoloft and its generic sertraline have reportedly been associated with a possible risk of heart defects in newborns whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy. These heart defects may range from slight heart abnormalities to life-threatening conditions requiring a heart transplant. When the heart of a fetus fails to develop or function properly, whether due to Zoloft use during pregnancy or other genetic or environmental factors, the child may be at risk for long-term developmental problems and even death.
If you took this SSRI drug or its generic sertraline during pregnancy and delivered a child with heart defects, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your child's birth defects. Complete our free case review form on the right for a no cost, no obligation evaluation of your claim.
Cardiac Birth Defects
The following are among the heart defects which have allegedly been associated with the use of SSRI drugs during pregnancy:
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Heart valve abnormalities
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)
- Ventricular septal heart defects (VSD)
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
Multiple surgeries may be required to correct Zoloft-related heart defects, placing an unwanted financial burden on the child's family. Those who elect to take legal action, however, may be able to recover the cost of this medical care.
Heart Defects Lawsuits
Zoloft has reportedly been associated with a possible risk of birth defects, including heart problems, in infants exposed to the drug during pregnancy. Because the manufacturer failed to warn doctors and patients about the risk of cardiac birth defects, mothers who took the drug during pregnancy and delivered children with birth defects may have legal recourse. To find out if you can participate in a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages, take advantage of our free case evaluation form, which is offered courtesy of our birth defect lawyers.