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Find a Lawyer on Zoloft Birth Defects

There are a number of reasons why someone may choose to keep taking an antidepressant while pregnant. The mental health of the mother may be just as important in delivering a healthy baby as the baby’s health.

As a doctor or psychiatrist, there are times when prescribing a patient to continue taking antidepressants may be the safest method of getting through the pregnancy. Of course, the decision to keep taking an antidepressant is not going to be a decision that will be taken lightly and it is likely to have come after much discussion by the doctor and the pregnant woman.

However, what happens if someone took an antidepressant, such as Zoloft, while they were pregnant without realizing the risks or being at all aware of the side effects? Or what happens if you do go into the decision carefully with your doctor but they were unaware of the serious and potentially deadly risks to the unborn baby because of a lack of disclosure by the drug manufacturer or a lack of proper research before releasing the antidepressant on the market?

Any of these situations may have occurred if you have suddenly discovered that your unborn baby has birth defects or heart problems or your baby has been born with any of the serious side effects that have now been associated with Zoloft if taken while pregnant. If the effects that Zoloft could have on your baby are coming as a complete shock to you then you need to contact a Zoloft birth lawyer.

After the discovery that Zoloft causes such serious birth defects as respiratory distress, feeding difficulty and hypoglycemia, our Zoloft best lawyers have dedicated their time to helping victims - which we see as the mother, or future mother, the child, and the family. Everyone should be aware of what effect a drug could have on them and so if you have not been informed of the risk of Zoloft birth defects then you absolutely must contact a Zoloft birth lawyer.

With Zoloft, the risk of birth defects of real. Here are just some of the side effects that have been reported when Zoloft was taken while pregnant:

  • Prolonged hospitalization
  • Respiratory support
  • Tube feeding
  • Respiratory distress
  • Cyanosis
  • Apnea
  • Seizures
  • Temperature instability
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotonia
  • Hypertonia
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Tremor
  • Jitteriness
  • Irritability
  • Constant crying

Zoloft was approved by the FDA in 1991. However, recent studies have assigned the drug to pregnancy category C, which means that animal studies have shown dangerous reactions in newborns but no significant data has been linked to humans. Studies have found that Zoloft may cause harm to the fetus if it is taken during the last three months of pregnancy

In mentioning these facts we also want to mention that if you have been in the awful position of having a baby born with birth defects then you should also know that there is support out there in claiming compensation. The Zoloft birth attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are able to provide full legal and emotional support to all clients.

Not only are our Zoloft birth lawyers fully qualified and experienced in medical malpractice law and fully capable of providing the legal support you require we also have a professional counselor to offer emotional support whenever it is needed. Our Zoloft birth attorneys work alongside social worker Pam Miller all the way through your Zoloft birth claim to make sure you make it on the other side.

Our Zoloft birth lawyers have 15 years’ experience in medical malpractice law and have represented clients across the nation. Whichever US state you are located, we are aware of the specific rules and regulations that apply to you. In further helping you with your claim, we also only demand payment of our legal fees on a contingency fee system.

What this means is we do not ask anything at all of you unless you win compensation in your claim. We then take an agreed-upon percentage, which we work out with you before moving ahead. At Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C., our Zoloft birth lawyers are all about the clients - the victims of defective drugs. You have no doubt been through enough already so we want to make absolutely sure that your claiming experience is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

For more information, contact the Zoloft birth attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. We will be able to set you up with a free consultation to go through your case thoroughly and determine if you have a claim worth filing and what sort of compensation you might be eligible for. So do not hesitate to contact us today.

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