Septal defects are the most common congenital heart defect injury linked to Zoloft use while pregnant. Most Zoloft heart defects lawsuits are septal defect cases.
Zoloft side effects can injure a fetus during its development in the mother’s womb. The term “septal defect” refers to a hole (defect) in the inner wall (septum) that separates the left and right sides of the heart. The hole in the heart changes the normal blood flow through a baby’s heart.
Zoloft use during pregnancy is linked to septal defects ASD and VSD. If you or a loved one took Zoloft while pregnant and had a baby with a septal defect, you may have a Zoloft heart defect lawsuit to recover financial compensation. Contact us now for a free no-obligation consultation with a top Zoloft attorney. 800-845-6913
The left and right sides of the heart are separated by an inner wall called the septum. When the heart beats, each side of the heart serves a different function. The right side of the heart receives oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it into the lungs where its filled with oxygen. The left side of the heart receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to your body.
The septum prevents mixing of blood between the right and left sides of the heart. A hole in the heart’s septum is called a septal defect. Septal defects are congenital heart defects, which means they are present at birth.
Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
There are two main types of septal heart defects: Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD). An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a hole in the inner wall (septum) between the two upper chambers of the heart (atria). A Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a hole in the inner wall (septum) between the two lower chambers of the heart (atria).
Zoloft ASD and VSD birth defects can occur in different places and be different sizes. The treatment of Zoloft septal defects depends on these factors.
A small septal defect usually will close on its own and won’t require surgery. Children born with a medium to large septal defect may require heart surgery within the first few weeks of life to treat the birth defect and close the hole in the heart. Some types of septal defects can be closed by cardiac catheterization, a surgical procedure where a tube (catheter) is inserted through a blood vessel in the leg into the heart and a device called a septal occluder is implanted to close the hole in the setpum.
Zoloft Septal Defect Lawsuit Attorneys
The use of SSRI antidepressants such as Zoloft during the 1st trimester of pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of septal defects (ASD and VSD) by 100%-150%.
Zoloft lawsuit attorneys help families and children affected by a Zoloft septal heart defect recover financial compensation for personal injury and wrongful death damages.
If you or a loved one may have a Zoloft lawsuit case or a claim to a Zoloft settlement, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation with a Zoloft birth defects lawyer.