There have many numerous lawsuits filed due to the fact that SSRI’s have caused birth defects when pregnant women were taking them.
Oklahoma woman, Torrie Johnson, explains that she took Zoloft, an SSRI, during her pregnancy and her doctor told her it was safe. Her son was then born with severe birth defects as a result.
The lawsuit filed by Johnson states that Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, knew the risks the drug had for pregnant women, and failed to market it appropriately.
Johnson’s son suffered several side effects from the drug, including congestive heart failure, congenital endocardial cushion defect, a heart murmur, and developmental delays causing a failure to thrive. Johnson’s son began experiencing problems at three months old, and has undergone surgery to help address the issues, but doctors say that he is by no means cured.
Johnson’s son continues to experience issues, allegedly due to the Zoloft birth defects. He struggles to put on weight and has been re-diagnosed with failure to thrive at 16-months old.
Birth Defects from SSRI’s
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are used to treat depression. They have been linked to birth defects, including a transposition of the great arteries, among several other side effects.
If you took an SSRI while pregnant and now have a child suffering from birth defects, call our office at 800.637.8170. Our team of attorneys will help you take the steps toward compensation for the pain and suffering that the pharmaceutical company has caused.