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.
Birth defects including heart, abdominal, and cranial defects. These injuries include cardiac defects, spina bifida, and other problems.
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