A woman has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the antidepressant Zoloft caused her daughter to be born with a birth defect.
According to the lawsuit, the woman’s daughter was born with craniosynostosis, a skull condition that challenges a child’s bone growth and can lead to stunted brain development. According to the woman’s lawsuit, she was prescribed Zoloft in March 2010, before her pregnancy.
The woman claims that she and her doctor were not made aware of the links between Zoloft and birth defects. The woman’s daughter was born in August 2011 with craniosynostosis, and she had to undergo surgery in 2012 to relieve skull defects. According to her lawsuit, the woman’s daughter suffers physically and emotionally and has been deprived of having a normal childhood.
The woman is seeking damages to cover medical costs, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
Zoloft has been linked to birth defects and other health complications. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine found that patients taking Zoloft and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were more likely to end up suffering from life-threatening complications following medical procedures, including surgeries.
SSRIs include Paxil, Pexeva, Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax, Lexapro and Celexa. Some birth defects associated with SSRIs include clubfoot, oral cleft, heart defects, lung defects and developmental delays.
Our pharmaceutical drug and device attorneys have fought for mothers who have had children born with defects from Zoloft and other SSRIs. If you have been injured, contact our by SSRI attorneys by calling toll-free 888-841-9623. We can help you obtain compensation for your child’s injuries.
ZKB’s ‘Did You Know?’: Women who take SSRIs during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a baby with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).