Depakote Birth Defects
Were you prescribed Depakote during your pregnancy? Was your baby born with one or more serious birth defects? If so, please contact our Depakote birth defect lawyers for help today. We serve as advocates for affected infants and their parents and are committed to providing compassionate, experienced and dedicated legal representation to those in need.
Depakote, which is prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraine headaches, has been linked to an increase in the risk of serious birth defects, including neural tube defects, heart malformations, craniofacial defects and limb abnormalities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare providers and patients of the increased risk of congenital defects in babies who are exposed to the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. Due to the risk, the FDA recommends that women who are taking Depakote and become pregnant or are planning a pregnancy should speak to their doctors about the risks and benefits associated with the drug.
How a Birth Defect Lawyer Can Help You
If your doctor prescribed you Depakote during your pregnancy and your child was born with a congenital defect, an attorney can help you recover financial compensation. We recognize that no amount of money can reverse the damage that has been done. However, compensation can help you seek the best medical care and treatments for your child to ensure he or she will have the highest quality of life possible.
Our Depakote birth defect attorneys know that you have a lot to deal with, emotionally and financially. We will try to ease your stress by helping you navigate the maze of medical bills and treatment options you face, in addition to handling your claim. To find out if you qualify for financial compensation, please contact us today. We will meet with you in a free and confidential consultation to determine the best course of legal action for your circumstances. Please call or email us today to schedule your free case review.