Zoloft Side Effects
Have you or a loved one experienced serious Zoloft side effects? Has your newborn suffered defects as a result of Zoloft use? An experienced Zoloft attorney can help. Contact our Zoloft lawyers today.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1991, Zoloft (sertraline) is manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. It’s used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
The use of Zoloft has been linked to serious side effects, including birth defects in children, serotonin syndrome, and an increased risk of suicidality.
If you or your newborn has experienced serious Zoloft side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Frank M. Eidson Zoloft attorney can explain your legal options and help you hold those responsible for your (or your baby’s) suffering liable for their negligence.
Zoloft and Birth Defects
The use of Zoloft has been linked to serious side effects, including birth defects in children. It is important to contact a Zoloft attorney, experienced in representing mothers and families who children were born with birth defects linked to Zoloft usage during pregnancy.
Zoloft use may cause the following birth defects:
- Heart defects
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Club foot
- Limb defects
- Lung defects
- Asthma/breathing issues
If your child has suffered birth defects as a result of Zoloft usage, you may be entitled to compensation. No amount of money can undo the suffering that your family has endured, but an experienced Zoloft attorney may help you recover damages for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
In 2006, the FDA issued an alert stating that a life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome can occur when medicines called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (like Zoloft) and migraine medicines known as 5-hydroxtryptamine receptor agonists (triptans), are taken together.
Serotonin syndrome may be more likely to occur when starting or increasing the dose of an SSRI or a triptan. If you take migraine medicines, ask your healthcare professional if your medicine is a triptan.
Increased Risk of Suicide
In October of 2004, the FDA issued a public health advisory directing all antidepressant drug manufacturers to revise their product labeling to include boxed warning and expanded warning statements that alert healthcare provides to an increased risk of suicidality. Since the alert, Zoloft has carried a black box warning.
In 2005, the FDA announced that several scientific publications suggested the possibility of an increased risk for suicidal behavior in adults being treated with antidepressant medications, including Zoloft. The FDA advised that all Zoloft patients should be watched closely for worsening depression.
Contact our Zoloft Lawyers
The Zoloft lawyers at Frank M. Eidson can help you obtain compensation for your suffering. If you contact an Frank M. Eidson Zoloft attorney for a free consultation, please bring the following information:
- Prescription records
- Medical records
- Diagnosis of any Accutane side effects
- Insurance claim forms
- Correspondence with your doctor
- Correspondence with your insurance company
- Any bills/records of costs that you have incurred
If you or a loved one have experienced any dangerous symptoms or unusual medical conditions related to Zoloft use, you should first contact your doctor or other healthcare professional. You may also wish to meet with an experienced Zoloft attorney to discuss your legal options. Contact our lawyers today.