The FDA has warned against the use of Zoloft and other antidepressant drugs while pregnant due to the serious risk of birth defects.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2012
Lawsuits have been filed by lawyers around the country on behalf of children suffering from birth defects, allegedly resulting from the use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft by their mothers while pregnant, according to Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael P. Fleming. Fleming announced that his firm is accepting more cases on behalf of affected children and their parents.
According to Fleming, women who took the antidepressant drug Zoloft while pregnant and whose babies were born with heart or other birth defects, should contact a board certified personal injury lawyer to determine if they are entitled to compensation.
Zoloft is a popular antidepressant drug in the group known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. The serious birth defects allegedly caused by Zoloft may include heart defects such as atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA or TOGA), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), double outlet right ventricle (DORV), and coarctation of the aorta (CoA).
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there is also growing evidence that Zoloft and other SSRIs possibly cause rare heart and lung disorders when taken by their pregnant mothers.
Michael P. Fleming is a Houston attorney board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His firm is representing parents and children affected by birth defects caused by Zoloft and other antidepressant drugs.