Rottenstein Law Group Launches Website to Inform Public About Dangers of Zoloft, in Light of Link Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy, Risk of Autism in Newborns
The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the antidepressant Zoloft, has launched a new Web site designed specifically to inform the public about links between the medication and various serious birth defects.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
According to a July 4, 2011, piece in the New York Times, an article published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reported “an elevated risk of autism in children whose mothers took a popular type of antidepressant during the year before delivery.” These drugs, so-called SSRIs, include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. According to the Times, “Dr. Joseph Coyle, the editor in chief of the psychiatry journal, called the [study] “˜[a] game changer”¦”
Previous studies have linked Zoloft to numerous birth defects in children born to mothers who were taking the drug while pregnant. These include: clubbed foot; cleft lip/palate; delayed development; persistent pulmonary hypertension; gastrochisis; heart defects; skull defects; and brain/spinal cord defects. Moreover, Zoloft can cause premature birth or even miscarriage. And a child exposed to Zoloft in utero can experience withdrawal symptoms after birth.
The new site, http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com, has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about Zoloft and the dangers of the drug. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and Web sites to spread 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, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner. http://www.rotlaw.com
The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP
Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
1259 Veeder Drive
Hewlett NY 11557
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