Zoloft (Sertraline hydrochloride) is one of several antidepressants that have been found to increase the risk of certain birth defects in children. When taken prior to or during pregnancy, Zoloft can increase the risk of serious health problems in infants including cardiac birth defects. Additionally, Zoloft side effects for the patients taking the drug can be significant, including seizures, severe and permanent psychological disorders, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Anencephaly, craniosynostosis, omphalocele, club foot, spina bifida and cardiac problems have all been documented as Zoloft birth defects in the CDC's National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Persons who have suffered from Zoloft side effects or whose child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft may have legal grounds to sue the drug's manufacturer, Pfizer. Despite the risks associated with Zoloft, the drug remains one of the most popular antidepressants in the United States and yields massive profits each year. This page provides the latest Zoloft side effects and Zoloft birth defects lawsuit news.