The widespread use of Zoloft and its generic, sertraline, has been linked to certain birth defects and complications in the children of mothers who were prescribed the drug during pregnancy. The drug, classified as a Category C pregnancy drug, is teratogenic. This means that the drug is capable of interfering with the developmental process of a fetus, potentially resulting in dangerous or even deadly side effects and complications.
These Zoloft side effects and complications include a lengthy list of physical and cardiac development issues, including:
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Conotruncal defects, including truncus arteriosus
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Transposition of the great vessels
- Taussig-Bing syndrome/double outlet right ventricle
- Double aortic arch
- Interrupted aortic arch
- Hypoplastic left/right heart syndrome
- Neural tube defects
- Spina bifida
- Chiari malformation
- Atrial septal defect/ventricular septal defect (ASD/VSD)
- Clubbed foot
- Limb reduction or missing limb
- Cleft palate and cleft lip
- Anal atresia
Zoloft specifically has also been found in some studies to be linked to autism in children.
Zoloft Drug Lawyers — Leading The Way In Zoloft Lawsuits And Litigation
At Lee Murphy Law Firm, our attorneys are national leaders in SSRI drug litigation, involved in some of the very first cases holding SSRI manufacturers accountable for the pain caused by these drugs. We continue to work on behalf of clients to achieve justice following birth defects and complications. We have the resources and experience to take on the drug manufacturers and fight for justice for you and your child.
We handle these cases on an individual claims basis, meaning you are not a part of a class action. In handling our claims like this, we are able to represent you as an individual and fight for the injuries that you have personally suffered. Your injuries are not the same as another person, nor should they be treated as such. Our drug lawyers represent clients throughout the United States, including Houston, Texas, and New York and California.