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Birth defects linked to Zoloft

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 10:58 am by Williams Hart    

Like most antidepressants, taking Zoloft while you are pregnant can have profound adverse effects on your baby. Research also shows that if you have already started taking an antidepressant and stopped, chances are, your baby has been affected.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Some of the documented birth defects it can cause include several congenital heart defects, anencephaly, and omphalocele. The New England Journal of Medicine specifically stated that Zoloft can have the following birth defects:

  • Anal atresia – anus is missing or in the wrong place
  • Limb reductions – poorly developed, missing, or deformed limb(s)
  • Club foot – limits the ability to walk

Any of these serious, possibly fatal birth defects can cause life-long complications for your child. To get the justice and compensation you might be owed due to the use of the dangerous drug Zoloft, call a lawyer from Williams Hart at (713) 352-7071.

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