Providence, RI (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
The defective drug lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates currently are seeking clients who have given birth to a child or children who suffer from birth defects after having taken the antidepressant drug Zoloft during pregnancy. d’Oliveira is offering a “no win, no fee guarantee” to these individuals and their families; meaning that they will not have to pay unless a settlement is successfully negotiated or the case is won at trial.
Zoloft (sertraline) is one of a class of anti-depressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. They operate generally by affecting the brain chemistry and the way that the brain reacts to certain chemical neurotransmitters. These are believed to help moderate the intensity of symptoms of mental illnesses that individuals taking SSRIs feel.
SSRIs, despite being widely prescribed for individuals suffering from mental illness, have been the subject to warnings about birth defects. One warning, published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, warns about the risk of neonatal persistent pulmonary hypertension. According to the FDA warning, physicians should be aware of the risks involved with prescribing Zoloft to pregnant women, and should never treat women with SSRIs late in pregnancy.
Other SSRI birth defects that have been linked to this class of drugs include seizures, cardiac malformations, cardiovascular malformations, omphalocele (a defect in the wall of the abdomen), and craniosynostosis (a premature fusion of the bones in a child’s head). In order to help protect the rights of individuals potentially affected by birth defects linked to Zoloft and other SSRIs, d’Oliveira & Associates has extended its no win, no fee guarantee to those allegedly affected by Zoloft.
About d’Oliveira & Associates Dangerous Drug Attorneys: d’Oliveira & Associates is a law firm that works with some of the leading attorneys in the United States for dangerous drug, defective medical product and medical malpractice cases. The firm also focuses on personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites as well as social security disability cases.
For a free legal consultation, call 1-800-992-6878 or visit their website at Zoloft Lawyers