Zoloft Lawsuits Alleging Birth Defects Continue to Mount
The number of mothers who have contacted a lawyer to file a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit continues to grow. A Zoloft lawyer will argue in a Zoloft lawsuit that the anti-depressant medication directly caused the Zoloft side effects that were responsible for the Zoloft birth defects the plaintiff’s child was born with. Alleged Zoloft birth defects include heart defects, heart malfunctions and other congenital abnormalities.
Zoloft lawyers file Zoloft birth defects lawsuits
One recent Zoloft lawsuit, filed on September 12, 2011 by a Zoloft lawyer in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is representative of the large number of other Zoloft birth defects lawsuits. Plaintiff Rachel Robinson claims that she was prescribed Zoloft while she was pregnant with her daughter Mia. Zoloft is a popular drug used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, amongst other conditions.
Robinson and her Zoloft lawyer contend that as a result of taking the drug, known also as setraline, her daughter Mia was born with congenital Zoloft birth defects. Robinson’s Zoloft lawyer alleges that Pfizer’s antidepressant was defectively designed, and that the drug company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risks of Zoloft birth defects. Robinson’s suit seeks compensatory, punitive and delay damages, as well as compensation for lost wages, attorney’s fees and the overall cost of her Zoloft lawsuit.
Another representative Zoloft birth defects lawsuit was filed earlier this year in the same court by plaintiff Donna Amadio and her Zoloft lawyer. Amadio alleges that Zoloft is the cause of her daughter Molly’s heart defects.
Zoloft birth defects include Zoloft PPHN
Zoloft heart defects are just one on a long list of Zoloft birth defects. One of the most commonly reported is atrial septal defect, or a hole in the wall of the upper chambers of the heart. An atrial septal defect can sometimes require open heart surgery to repair.
Additional Zoloft birth defects include cleft lip, cleft palate, neural tube defects, and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), which indicates high blood pressure in the lungs that can lead to breathing problems.
Other conditions may form the basis of a Zoloft birth defects lawsuit, which may be brought by a Zoloft lawyer. These include anal atresia, or an imperforate anus, in which the anus is misaligned, and omphalocele, a disorder marked by the intestines and other abdominal organs protruding at birth from the naval.