Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) is a life-threatening condition that occurs soon after the birth of a newborn. Babies born to a mother who took Zoloft after the 20th week of pregnancy (third trimester) are 600% more likely to suffer Primary Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) than infants whose mother did not take Zololft or other SSRI antidepressant while pregnant. Zoloft side effects significantly increase the risk a baby will suffer PPHN.
Zoloft use during pregnancy is linked to PPHN. If you or a loved one took Zoloft while pregnant and your baby suffered Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. Contact us now for a free no-obligation consultation with a top Zoloft PPHN lawsuit attorney. 800-845-6913
In the womb, a baby gets its oxygen through the umbilical cord. The circulatory system of a fetus skips the lungs, because the lungs are not needed to supply oxygen to the blood. Soon after birth, a baby begins to breathe air into its lungs to supply oxygen to the blood. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) occurs when the circulatory system of a newborn doesn’t “switch over” to breathing outside the womb. PPHN also is referred to as Persistent Fetal Circulation or PFC).
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn is a life-threatening condition. Pulmonary means related to the lung. Hypertension means high blood pressure. A baby with PPHN has high pressure in the blood vessels to their lungs that restricts blood flow and keeps them from getting enough oxygen from the lungs into their bloodstream. Babies with PPHN suffer severe breathing problems shortly after birth and may need extensive medical care and treatment. Even with proper medical treatment, severe cases of PPHN may result in permanent injury and even death of the newborn.
Zoloft PPHN Lawsuit Attorneys
The use of SSRI antidepressant medications such as Zoloft during the third trimester of pregnancy have been found to increase the risk of PPHN by 600%. Our top Zoloft PPHN lawsuit attorneys help families and children affected by PPHN recover financial compensation for personal injury and wrongful death damages by aggressively prosecuting Zoloft lawsuits.
If you or a loved on took Zoloft while pregnant and your baby was diagnosed with PPHN or had difficulty breathing after birth, you may have a may have a Zoloft lawsuit case or a claim to a Zoloft settlement and should contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation with a Zoloft PPHN lawsuit attorney.