Zoloft and Birth Defects


Zoloft (generic name: sertralin) was developed to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Zoloft and birth defects have been linked – serious birth defects, including:

  • Ventrical septal defect (VSD)
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Tetralogy of the fallot
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Hypoplastic right heart syndrome
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN)
  • Craniosynotosis
  • Omphalocele
  • Club foot
  • Limb reduction
  • Lung defects
  • Asthma and breathing issues

If you have used Zoloft and your baby was born with a birth defect, you may be able to obtain compensation. We’ve seen too many links between Zoloft and birth defects.

At Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis, Missouri, we are strong advocates for people who have suffered injuries as the result of using medications. Our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have the experience, knowledge and determination needed to successfully pursue these challenging cases. We will work tenaciously to obtain compensation for you and we have experience with Zoloft and birth defects that have been caused by this product.

Contact our firm for a free consultation with a lawyer. Read a 2015 article about Zoloft and birth defects in a case with a St. Louis jury.

Zoloft is a brand name for sertraline hydrochloride. This compound is also marketed under the brands Lustral, Apo-Sertral, Asentra, Gladem, Serlift, Stimuloton, Xydep and Serlain. These medications pose the same risks as Zoloft.

Compensation for Victims of Zoloft and Birth Defects

Injured users of Zoloft or other sertraline hydrochloride medications may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Future wages that will not be earned
  • Pain and suffering

If a family member committed suicide while using Zoloft or one of the other sertraline hydrochloride drugs, you may be able to recover the damages listed above, plus loss of companionship and other non-economic losses.

Some critics have alleged that the manufacturers of these drugs ignored or minimized the potential harmful effects that users could experience. Our Zoloft lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case, documenting the ill effects you or your loved one suffered and linking those effects to the use of the medication. Our firm will work to build a strong and persuasive case designed to obtain maximum compensation for you.

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