Rottenstein Law Group Helping to Publicize Latest Study Suggesting Zoloft Use During Pregnancy Negatively Affects Infant’s Development

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from injuries and birth defects allegedly caused by the antidepressant Zoloft, is helping to make the public aware of the results of the most recent study suggesting that pregnant women who take Zoloft or another antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs run the risk of adversely affecting their babies’ development.

A study conducted at the University of Vancouver in British Columbia showed that infants were more likely to suffer from speech development delays if they were born to mothers who, while they were pregnant, either: (1) suffered from untreated depression, or; (2) took a medication like Zoloft to treat their depression. These results were reported in a story published on Oct. 11, 2012, on

When the depression of the mothers in the University of Vancouver study went untreated, babies were born with the inability to discriminate non-native language at six months of age but could do so by 10 months of age, according to the MedPageToday article. Infants born to mothers in the study who took an antidepressant like Zoloft during pregnancy, however, could not discriminate non-native language at six or 10 months, the MedPageToday article reports.

"What is unknown at this time, and of key clinical importance, is whether these small perturbations in critical period timing of core perceptual components of language acquisition have a lasting impact,” the MedPageToday article quotes the study’s authors as having said. “To date, there are no published reports of language delay in infants or young children with SSRI exposure."

The Rottenstein Law Group urges anyone who thinks their child may have suffered birth defects as a result of Zoloft to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The firm’s Zoloft Lawsuit Information Center, at, contains social media features that allow for easy sharing on sites like Facebook and Twitter, thereby enabling visitors to spread the word about Zoloft’s potential dangers. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

About The Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner.

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