Zoloft Caused Baby's Heart Defect, Expert Tells Philly Jury

By Matt Fair (June 5, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A mother's use of the Pfizer Inc. antidepressant Zoloft was the only likely cause of the congenital heart defects her child was born with in 2006, a pediatric cardiologist with Rush University told a Philadelphia jury on Friday.

Ra-id Abdulla testified that the mother of 8-year-old Mia Robinson did not have any other risk factors that could have led to the child being born with a serious heart defect, and that Zoloft had the ability to cause embryonic malformations.

"My opinion is that Zoloft … has the ability to to cause abnormal developments of the heart," he said. "Zoloft was the...

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