The FDA has warned that pregnant women who take Zoloft may be more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP announces the launch of its new website, Zoloft Birth Defects Lawyers (http://www.zoloftbirthdefectslawyers.com/). The new site will serve as a news and information resource for women and their families who have been affected by birth defects linked to the use of Zoloft during pregnancy.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned that pregnant women who take Zoloft may be more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects. In July 2006, the agency issued a warning based on the results of a New England Journal of Medicine study, which found that women who took Zoloft after the 20th week of pregnancy were six times more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). PPHN is a serious circulatory condition that may be life-threatening.
The New England Journal of Medicine has also found that the use of Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of birth defects. According to a June 2007 study, women who used Zoloft at this stage of pregnancy were twice as likely to give birth to a child with certain heart defects, including septal defects and ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects. First trimester users of Zoloft were also twice as likely to give birth to a child suffering from craniosynostosis and six times more likely to give birth to a child with omphalocele.
If you or a loved one used Zoloft while pregnant and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other congenital birth defects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can receive a free legal consultation by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454 or by visiting us online at http://www.zoloftbirthdefectslawyers.com/.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com/) represents individuals affected by birth defects caused by Zoloft, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement devices, birth defects caused by Topamax, those who have suffered side effects from Avandia, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor, Xanax or Wellbutrin, as well as other defective drugs and medical devices. To learn more about the law firm and other drug cases, visit us online or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454.
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