Many medications are not safe to use during pregnancy. The FDA issued a warning about Zoloft pregnancy complications in 2006. However, many doctors have continued to prescribe Zoloft for pregnant women.
One category of Zoloft pregnancy complications includes complications with pregnancy and childbirth. Women who use Zoloft while they are pregnant are at an increased risk of premature labor and delivery, low birth weight babies, and stillbirths. If you have experienced any of these problems after using Zoloft, you need to consult with an attorney. Low birth weight babies and babies that are born prematurely often require extra care, even if they do not have any specific health problems.
A second category includes birth defects. When medication is used during pregnancy, it will affect the unborn child. As it can interfere with the unborn child’s development, Zoloft can result in a variety of birth defects and health problems.
Some complications now known to be associated with Zoloft use in pregnancy include defects of the spinal cord and brain, cleft palate or lip, clubfoot, abdominal and anal defects, defects of the limbs, and a variety of heart problems. Zoloft pregnancy use also increases a child’s risk of autism and seizures. Many of these problems can affect a child for the rest of his life.
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Third, Zoloft pregnancy problems can also involve the newborn experiencing withdrawal from Zoloft shortly after birth. When a pregnant woman takes a drug, her unborn child also takes the drug. After the baby is born, he can experience vomiting, shakiness, irritability, and fever. He may also have digestive problems. While women can experience withdrawal, it is much more difficult for a newborn.
There is a class action law suit for families having these and other problems due to Zoloft use during pregnancy. Parents are currently suing Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Zoloft. Although there are warning labels on Zoloft, you may be awarded financial compensation if the drug that was prescribed by your doctor resulted in serious complications for yourself or your child.
Your first step is to complete the contact form. While you cannot be guaranteed results, and financial compensation cannot make up for emotional pain and suffering, there can be important benefits to a class action lawsuit. One of the most important benefits is financial compensation can reduce the burden of medical costs. Even if your child has birth defects, proper health care can increase his overall quality of life.
Women who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, should not use Zoloft or similar medications. As the FDA issued warnings against Zoloft use during pregnancy, doctors should not prescribe it. However, if it was prescribed to you anyway, and you have experienced any Zoloft pregnancy complications, you do not need to carry the burden alone. Consulting with an attorney can mean a better quality of life for both you and your child. Do not hesitate to ask for help, as it can mean a healthier, more normal life for your son or daughter.