Rottenstein Law Group Learns of New Study Demonstrating Possible Link Between Zoloft and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the birth defects caused by the antidepressant Zoloft, has learned of a new study confirming the possibility of a link between mothers who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) including Zoloft and infants born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).

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According to a Jan. 12 article on Yahoo! News, a new Swedish study shows that expectant mothers who take an SSRI such as Zoloft late in their pregnancies are twice as likely to give birth to a child with PPHN, a condition that can lead to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Conducted by the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, the study examined data from more than 1 million births from 1996 and 2007 in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, according to the Yahoo! News article.

"Of the nearly 11,000 mothers who used an SSRI in late pregnancy, 33 babies (0.2 percent) were born with persistent pulmonary hypertension," Yahoo! News reports. "Among the 54,000 mothers who had previously been diagnosed with a mental problem but who did not take SSRIs during their pregnancy, 114 infants were born with persistent pulmonary hypertension."

RLG’s Zoloft Lawsuit Information Center has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about Zoloft and the dangers of the drug. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and websites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in dangerous drug lawsuits. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective consumer products.
The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP
Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
1259 Veeder Drive
Hewlett NY 11557
(212) 933-9500 (office phone)
(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)


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