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Rottenstein Law Group Launches Zoloft Web Site to Keep Public Informed About the Dangers of SSRI Use During Pregnancy


(July 11, 2011, New York, NY) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the antidepressant drug, Zoloft, has launched a new Web site designed to inform the public of links between the medication and serious birth defects.

According to a July 4 article in the New York Times, and an article appearing in the Archives of General Psychiatry, there is an “elevated risk of autism in children whose mothers took a popular type of antidepressant during the year before delivery.” These drugs, known as SSRIs, include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. The Times reports, “Dr. Joseph Coyle, the editor in chief of the psychiatry journal, called the [study] ‘[a] game changer....’”

Previous studies conducted have linked the use of Zoloft to numerous birth defects in children born to mothers who took the drug while pregnant. These defects include: clubbed foot; cleft lip/palate; delayed development; persistent pulmonary hypertension; gastrochisis; heart defects; skull defects; and brain/spinal cord defects. Additionally, Zoloft can cause premature births or even miscarriages. Plus, a child exposed to Zoloft in utero can experience withdrawal symptoms after birth.

The new site, has social media features which will allow users to share information on Facebook and Twitter, helping to spread the word about the dangers of taking SSRIs while pregnant. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to the site to use links on their own Web sites and blogs to disseminate information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

About the Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action law suits. For more information, please visit their Web site, or call (888) 9-ROT-LAW.


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