Zoloft ingestion and infant esophagal stenosis cause for lawsuits

Women who took Zoloft while pregnant may notice a variety of birth defects and other health problems in their newborns. Studies have linked a number of infant health problems to the ingestion of the drug during the mother’s pregnancy.

One disorder that has been linked to the drug is esophageal stenosis, also called an esophageal stricture. In infants with this condition, the esophagus, the tube that transports food to the stomach, is narrowed. This narrowing is caused by a buildup of scar tissue inside the tube.

Under normal conditions, the esophagus expands and contracts as muscles move food through the baby’s body. However, damage to the esophagus lining can lead to scarring and stiffness, making the passage of food more difficult. Eventually, the esophagus may become so full of scar tissue that the passageway itself is narrowed.

Symptoms of esophageal stenosis include difficulty or discomfort when swallowing and the reflux or stomach acid into the mouth.

Mothers who took Zoloft and have infants with esophageal stenosis may be eligible to participate in a growing lawsuit against the makers of Zoloft. Our experienced attorneys are reviewing cases from across the country to help victims of Zoloft-related conditions receive the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one took Zoloft while pregnant and have infants that suffer from this or other disorders, contact our firm today for a free evaluation of your case.

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