Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyers
Despite the Risks During Pregnancy, Zoloft is Still Prescribed to Women
SSRIs are one of the most widely prescribed drugs during pregnancy and are used by thousands of pregnant women in the United States every year. Since the early 1990s, the drug companies that manufactured these drugs (GSK, Eli Lilly, Pfizer) have spent billions of dollars marketing these drugs as safe and effective during pregnancy to doctors, nurses and patients. Unfortunately, however, a number of studies have confirmed that these drugs substantially increase the risk of giving birth to a child with heart and other serious birth defects when used during pregnancy.
One of these drugs is Zoloft, also known as Sertraline Hydrochloride. Zoloft is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) that is prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Zoloft was approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 and has since become one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants, along with Prozac and Lexapro.
Recognizing that women are more likely to develop and seek treatment for depression or anxiety than men, many SSRI manufacturers specifically targeted the drugs to women of child bearing age by claiming that the drugs are safe to use while pregnant.
Studies Confirm That Zoloft Harms Unborn Babies
In the past 5 years, however, several prominent studies have emerged confirming just the opposite: that SSRIs like Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro and Prozac actually cause serious and sometimes life threatening birth defects when used during pregnancy.
Unfortunately, the thousands of expectant mothers who took Zoloft because they were told that it safe to use during pregnancy are now having to cope with the devastating physical and emotional effects of raising or losing a baby from the severe and sometimes fatal consequences of the drug. Many families who have experienced Zoloft birth defects in their children want to file a Zoloft lawsuit but don’t know who to turn to.
Was Your Child Born With A Birth Defect? Contact Our Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyers for Free Medical Record Review
Unlike many other law firms, the SSRI Birth Defect Lawyers at Fitts Zehl have actually represented hundreds of women and families across the Country who took Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac or Paxil while pregnant and gave birth to a baby with a serious heart or other congenital defect. In 2012, for example, our Zoloft lawyers successfully represented over 100 families against GSK, the manufacturer of the drug Paxil, in Philadelphia State Court for failing to warn patients and doctors that the use of Paxil during pregnancy substantially increases the child’s risk of being born with a severe, and sometimes fatal, heart condition.
In addition to our experience successfully fighting the largest drug companies in the world, all of our zoloft lawyers are trial attorneys ,who regularly go to court and win. Since December 2011 alone, Fitts Zehl has recovered over $60 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients, including the #1 Largest Accident Verdict in the State of Texas.
Our lawyers are now using experience and resources to represent families from all over the United States who took Zoloft, Prozac or Lexapro while pregnant and gave birth to a child with a heart or other congenital defect. Make the manufacturer pay for the Zoloft birth defects to your child by making a Zoloft claim today.