Increased risk of craniosynostosis with Zoloft use

Craniosynostosis is a condition where the bones in an infant’s skull fuses together prematurely causing abnormal cranial formation which may lead to other widespread impairments. This birth defect can be a result of certain genetic disorders, biochemical factors, or environmental agents such as ingesting SSRIs like Zoloft during pregnancy.

Craniosynostosis may cause facial and head deformities that can affect breathing, feeding, and speech. Intercranial pressure as a result of this condition may also cause vision loss, neurobehavioral issues, headaches, and seizures among other problems. Severe cases might require invasive surgery that can be risky and financially costly.

Pregnant women who took the antidepressant Zoloft were found to be at a 2.5 times higher risk of having a child with craniosynostosis. If you are part of a family affected by this condition potentially as a result of an SSRI, contact our attorneys at Williams Kherkher for information about your legal recourse at (800)220-9341.

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