Lawsuits Allege Zoloft Can Cause Birth Defects

December 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Women who took Zoloft while pregnant and delivered children with birth defects.
Injuries:
Birth defects including heart, abdominal, and cranial defects. These injuries include cardiac defects, spina bifida, and other problems.
Manufacturer:
Pfizer, Inc.
What is Zoloft?
Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It belongs to a group of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
FDA Warning:
In 2006, the FDA published a Public Health Advisory citing a study that found an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in infants whose mothers took SSRIs such as Zoloft during their pregnancies.
Type of Lawsuit:
Mass Tort