The use of Zoloft has been linked in various studies to an increased risk of birth defects.

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Overview of Zoloft Claims

Zoloft (sertraline), a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety disorders, has been subject to scrutiny due to its link to an array of adverse effects. Notably, its use during pregnancy has been connected through various studies to an increased risk of birth defects, prompting concerns among expectant mothers and legal challenges against its manufacturer. 

Beyond birth defects, Zoloft usage has also been associated with other serious side effects, compelling affected individuals and families to seek legal advice. Consulting with a Zoloft lawyer can illuminate your rights and potential paths to compensation in a Zoloft lawsuit.

Ultimately, we believe that teaming up with a Shunnarah attorney can help you by providing:

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Zoloft’s association with birth defects

The use of Zoloft during pregnancy has been associated with a range of birth defects, including but not limited to:

  • Heart defects, such as ventricular septal defects (VSD) and atrial septal defects (ASD)
  • Craniosynostosis (abnormal skull shape due to premature fusion of skull bones)
  • Omphalocele (abdominal wall defects where organs remain outside the abdomen)
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), a condition that affects breathing in newborns

Additional Zoloft-related health risks

In addition to the heightened risk of birth defects such as heart malformations, craniosynostosis, omphalocele, and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), Zoloft has been linked to:

  • An increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, especially in adolescents and young adults
  • Withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, and mood swings, upon discontinuation
  • Serotonin syndrome a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when too much serotonin accumulates in the body

Get Help with your Zoloft claim

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, we understand the profound impact that adverse effects from medications like Zoloft can have on individuals and their families. Our experienced legal team specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, offering compassionate yet aggressive representation for those seeking to file legal claims against the makers of Zoloft.

Whether you’re dealing with complications such as severe side effects, or you’re concerned about the drug’s impact on your health, our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and resources to navigate the complexities of pharmaceutical law. We’re committed to holding large drug companies accountable, working tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Zoloft.

What are the potential risks associated with taking Zoloft?

Zoloft, a commonly prescribed antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, has been linked to several serious side effects. These include an increased risk of severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy, such as heart defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), and neural tube defects. Additionally, some adults may experience worsening depression, suicidal thoughts, or unusual changes in behavior.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve suffered from Zoloft side effects?

If you’ve suffered from serious side effects or your child has birth defects associated with Zoloft, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Eligibility largely depends on proving that Zoloft was taken during pregnancy or that the side effects occurred as a result of taking the medication, and that significant harm resulted from its use. A skilled personal injury attorney can provide a detailed evaluation based on the specifics of your case.

What should I do if I believe my injuries or my child’s birth defects are due to Zoloft?

First, ensure that all health conditions potentially linked to Zoloft are documented by a healthcare provider. Retain any medical records, prescriptions, and receipts related to the medication. Then, consult with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in pharmaceutical litigation. They can help determine if there is a viable claim against the manufacturer and guide you through the process of seeking compensation.

What type of compensation might I receive from a Zoloft injury lawsuit?

Compensation from a Zoloft injury lawsuit can cover medical expenses, ongoing care costs, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. In cases involving birth defects, compensation may also include special educational needs and lifelong care costs. If the lawsuit establishes that the manufacturer failed to warn about the drug’s risks adequately, you might also be eligible for punitive damages.

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