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What is Zoloft?

Zoloft, also known as Sertraline, is one of the most widely used treatment methods for depression.  In 2007, more than 29 million prescriptions for Sertraline were filled in the United States.

What types of products qualify for my claim?

Products using Sertraline include Zoloft and Lustral.

What types of conditions or drugs have harmful interactions with Zoloft?

You should not take Zoloft if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors or the antipsychotic pimozide.  Treatment of the elderly, as well as patients with liver problems, should be approached with caution.

How do I know if my child has birth defects due to Zoloft?

Zoloft birth defects include intestinal malformations, skull deformities, clubfoot, bone malformations, persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), and spina bifida.  Zoloft can also cause atrial or ventricular septal defects in the heart.

What should I do if I think Zoloft injured my child?

You should contact O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath immediately.  You should also save the defective product, including any packaging and directions.  Get immediate medical attention for your child and follow your doctor's instructions.  You should also take pictures of your child's injuries, as well as the defective product.  Document in writing your child's non-visual injuries, such as pain and impairment.  Finally, you should contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 800-638-2772.

At O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath, our Zoloft attorneys understand that your child's birth defects may not be your fault.  Our expertise and experience, combined with our highly trained staff, make us uniquely well-equipped to handle even the most complex product liability claims.  If you suspect your child has a birth defect due to Zoloft, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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