Zoloft Attorney in Miami-Dade County - Serving Clients Statewide
Zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed to people diagnosed with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant. Other similar drugs include Lustral or Surlain. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been linked to a variety of severe birth defects including persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn (PPHN) as well as heart, lung, abdominal and cranial defects.
If you or a loved one has taken Zoloft, Lustral or Surlain while pregnant and has given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect, don't hesitate to contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A. immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Zoloft lawsuit.
Injuries and Side Effects of Zoloft
The following are some of the injuries and side effects of Zoloft that may give rise to a Zoloft lawsuit:
Congenital heart defects - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to doctors and patients that exposure to Zoloft and other SSRIs during pregnancy poses a serious risk to the fetus. SSRI exposure has been linked to an increased risk of congenital (present at birth) heart defects.
Zoloft induced heart birth defects include but are not limited to either atrial septal defects or ventricular septal defects.
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) - The New England Journal of Medicine released the results of a case-controlled study recently that determined that SSRIs including Zoloft were linked to an increased risk of an infant being born with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). After the study was released, the FDA warned that exposure to Zoloft during pregnancy posed a serious risk to the fetus and was linked to an increased risk of PPHN.
Zoloft and Autism - A study published in the July 2011 Archives of General Psychiatry found that women who took an SSRI antidepressant like Zoloft while pregnant were twice as likely to give birth to a child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) than mothers who did not. ASDs are a group of complex developmental disabilities that cause problems with social interaction and communication. The scientists who conducted the study have advised doctors and patients to carefully weigh the benefits vs. risks of taking antidepressants carefully before beginning a regiment.
Contact a Florida Zoloft attorney today
It can be hard knowing what to do if you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug such as Zoloft. To find out if you or your child may be entitled to compensation for a Zoloft injury, contact an experienced dangerous drug attorney in Florida today. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., a law firm with a track record of success protecting the rights of SSRI injury victims.
Jeffrey DeCarlo isn't afraid to take on the big pharmaceutical companies or play "hardball" with their insurance representatives. Call (305) 572-0065 or contact us online. Jeffrey DeCarlo works on a contingency fee basis and offers a free case evaluation for all personal injury matters.