Developed by Pfizer in 1990, Zoloft soon became one of the most successful anti-depressant medications on the market. And by 2005, it accounted for nearly 30 million prescriptions a year. As one of the many selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class anti-depressants, Zoloft is commonly used to treat major depression and social anxiety disorders.
Unfortunately, more recently, multiple studies have linked the use of Zoloft during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, to a wide array of serious birth defects and disorders.
Birth defects and disorders linked to Zoloft include:
- Congenital heart defects
- Anal atresia
- Neural tube defects
If you took Zoloft during pregnancy and your child was born with on of these defects or developed a disorder later in life, we understand the financial burden and emotional suffering this can cause. At Chenkin Law Firm, we can help bring legal action against the negligent parties responsible. And we will fight by your side to help you seek compensation for medical expenses and your pain and suffering.
To learn more about Zoloft and schedule a free consultation, contact our offices today at (800) 721-7472.