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The Zoloft Danger Zone: The First Trimester

For a pregnant woman, Zoloft (sertraline) is never entirely without risk. Recent medical studies, however, suggest that the likelihood of a fetus developing a Zoloft-related birth defect is highest when exposure occurs during the first trimester. In fact, for a particular kind of heart condition known as a septal defect, the risk is 200 percent higher if the fetus is exposed to Zoloft during the first trimester.


Was your child born with a birth defect? Are you a Zoloft patient? Your child’s medical condition and your prescription antidepressant may be more closely connected than you might think. Is the connection strong enough to support a legal recovery? This is precisely the question that many victims and their families are asking – and that the experienced and dedicated attorneys at Fears Nachawati are prepared to answer.


Years of practice have honed our skills, making us diligent, seasoned, and committed professionals ready to protect the rights and interests of victims just like you. Let us help you select the right way forward for your family. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email

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The Zoloft Danger Zone: The First Trimester