Zoloft has been classified as a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning that it is potentially capable of harming a baby’s development in the womb. The FDA has determined that the use of Zoloft by pregnant mothers can lead to injuries that affect the heart, skull and abdominal wall.
Infants whose mothers used Zoloft are six times more likely to have a condition known as Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN) than babies who were not exposed. PPHN is a serious disease that constricts the blood vessels connecting the heart to the lungs and can lead to cardiac problems and death.
If you or a loved one believe that you might have an injury claim related to the use of Zoloft during pregnancy, please contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights. We will be happy to discuss your legal rights, including the possibility of bringing a lawsuit to obtain financial compensation.
Compensation for Zoloft Injuries
In July 2006, the FDA alerted patients and healthcare providers of the risk of PPHN. The FDA cited a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed that infants born to mothers who took Zoloft or some other antidepressant in the latter stages of pregnancy were six times more likely to have persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) than infants born to mothers who did not take antidepressants during pregnancy. The background risk of a woman giving birth to an infant affected by PPHN in the general population is estimated to be about 1 to 2 infants per 1,000 live births. Neonatal PPHN is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Users of Zoloft – including infants – may experience withdrawal symptoms. This may be revealed through increased agitation, insomnia, difficulty in feeding, and constant crying.
Zoloft has also been associated with premature births.
Contact a Zoloft Litigation Lawyer Today
Across the nation, parents with children afflicted with injuries linked to Zoloft are facing pain, suffering and medical expenses as a result. In some of these cases, financial compensation from Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, might be available. If you think you might have a Zoloft claim, contact an experienced injury attorney at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, for a confidential case evaluation today. Call 314-932-3232.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has a proven record of fighting for people injured through the use of pharmaceuticals such as Zoloft and securing compensation they need and deserve.
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