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How Do I Know If Zoloft Caused My Child’s Birth Defects?

February 17, 2012

Zoloft (sertraline) is a dangerous and powerful drug. When used appropriately, it can have immensely positive medical results. However, medical research has also shown that Zoloft and similar prescription antidepressants, commonly called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can be very dangerous for a pregnant woman and the child growing inside her.


Specifically, the FDA has warned that when expecting mothers take Zoloft after the 20th week of pregnancy, this potent drug can dramatically increase the probability that their child is born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). PPHN is a serious and life-threatening lung condition requiring intensive medical care.


If you took Zoloft during your pregnancy and your child experienced PPHN as a newborn, you owe it to yourself, your child, and your family to find out if your SSRI prescription contributed to your child’s PPHN. If the two are related, as can be the case, then you may have a valid legal claim against the maker of Zoloft for your child’s injury. To learn everything you need to know about Zoloft, PPHN, and your rights under the law, contact the professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email

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