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You may be eligible to file a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified doctors that use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy can increase the risk of serious Zoloft birth defects in newborns. This was based on the results of multiple studies which confirmed that Zoloft birth defects among newborns can include serious and potentially deadly heart defects. If you have taken Zoloft and your baby suffered serious birth defects, contact us now for more information about Zoloft lawsuits.

What is Zoloft?

Zoloft is in a class of medications called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Zoloft works by increasing the amount of serotonin which is a natural substance found in the brain that helps to maintain mental balance.

Zoloft is prescribed to treat:

  • Depressive disorder – a syndrome that reflects a sad and/or irritable mood exceeding normal sadness or grief.
  • Panic disorder – sudden feelings of terror [...]

Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit if you have experienced side effects from taking Zoloft

While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises medical doctors to continue their current clinical practice of treating depression in pregnant patients, they have issued warnings about the use of certain class of medications called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft. Scientific studies have been published which appears to show that infants born to women taking SSRIs like Zoloft may have a higher risk of birth defects.

Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit

On April 18, a new study was published in the journal PLoS ONE by the Public Library of Science which shows that Zoloft can have a devastating effect on yeast cells. Ethan Perlstein, an associate research scholar at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and fellow researchers found that Zoloft triggers a protective response in yeast cells which degrades the cells and causing the cells to consume themselves. This [...]

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