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Peterson Law Firm: Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit Info

Oct 4, 2011

In recent studies, researchers have discovered that the use of Antidepressant medications such as Zoloft taken during pregnancy may potentially increase the risk of severe birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft palate, and limb malformations. Fifty percent of the women taking the medications were not notified that the drugs they were taking put their baby at risk for birth defects.

If your child was born with a Cleft Lip or other birth defect, a medication such as Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Topamax or Depakote may be to blame. Contact Peterson & Associates, P.C. for a FREE Birth Defect Legal Consultation >

In a study done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in September 2007, researchers found that out of 500,000 pregnant woman, fifty percent were unaware that the drugs they were taking put their baby at risk for birth defects.

SSRI Antidepressants such as Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, and Lexapro have been linked to cases of serious congenital birth defects and many of the mothers taking the drug received inadequate warning during their pregnancy.

SSRI antidepressants have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft palate, and limb malformations. Researchers have found that pregnant women who took an SSRI after the 20th week of conception were six times more likely to give birth to a baby with PPHN. A 2008 study found a strong association between the drug Paxil and heart defects.

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