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Can omphalocele be Zoloft-induced?

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 4:06 pm    

Omphalocele is a neural tube birth defect in which the abdominal organs protrude outside the umbilical cord of a baby inside a transparent sac called a peritoneum. Babies suffering from this condition oftentimes have poor lung development, heart disorders, and abnormalities in their chromosomes.

Although causes of omphalocele are yet to be established, random cases of this life-threatening congenital defect have been linked to Zoloft exposure in utero. In fact, a 2006 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that cases of neural tube defects like omphalocele have been reported to affect babies born to mothers who took Zoloft during their first trimester of pregnancy.

Speak with an attorney from Williams Hart if you believe your family has been negatively impacted by Zoloft, an antidepressant being marketed as safe. Call (800) 220-9341 to discuss how it has affected your baby and learn more about your options for filing a legal claim.

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