(PRWEB) July 27, 2011
Since the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of a possible link between Zoloft® (sertraline Hcl) and a congenital defect, claims against Pfizer Inc. have been on the rise. RodaNast , P.C., a litigation firm is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that was designed to provide useful information about the birth defects associated with Zoloft® when taken during pregnancy.
According to RodaNast , P.C., any woman who takes Zoloft® during her pregnancy and gives birth to a baby with congenital defects might be eligible to file a Zoloft® birth defect lawsuit. A lawsuit would help the affected infant and family seek and recover compensation for medical bills, long-term care and pain and suffering.
Zoloft® belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Since 2005, there has been evidence linking Zoloft® and other SSRI antidepressants to an increase in the risk of certain birth defects, including congenital heart defects, lung defects, abdominal wall malformations, neural tube defects, head and skull abnormalities and limb reduction defects.
Then, in 2006, the FDA issued a safety alert to inform patients and healthcare providers of the increased risk of a serious lung disorder called Neonatal Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) in babies whose mothers took SSRIs after the 20th week of pregnancy.
ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com is an online resource that provides information and resources for families that have been affected by Zoloft® birth defects. It was created to spread awareness about the increased risk of birth defects in babies whose mothers take the drug during pregnancy and to help affected families recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
For more information about Zoloft® birth defects or to schedule a free and private consultation with a birth defect lawyer, please call 1-800-852-733.
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