Depakote® Birth Defects
Depakote® (valproic acid) is used to treat seizures, mania and migraine headaches. It has been prescribed to millions of people since it hit the U.S. market. In recent years, however, concerns about the safety of the medication when taken by pregnant women have surfaced.
Due to ethical reasons, studies have not been conducted on pregnant women. However, data has shown an increase in the risk of certain birth defects in babies born to women who took Depakote® during their pregnancies compared to women who were not treated with the medication at all.
Types of Depakote® Birth Defects
There are several different types of birth defects that have been associated with Depakote® use, including:
- Abnormal Skull Development
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Brain Defects
- Congenital Abnormalities
- Fetus Malformations
- Heart Defects
- Malformed Limbs
- Neural Tube Malformations
- Spina Bifida
The birth defects range from minor to severe. And while some may have few symptoms and require little or no treatment, others can cause life-long disabilities and hardships. If your child is born with complications and you were prescribed Depakote® during your pregnancy, you can seek financial compensation by contacting us today.
Contact a Depakote® Birth Defect Lawyer
Our birth defect lawyers provide dedicated legal services to affected families. We will handle your case with compassion and care and will do whatever we can to help you get the compensation you need to provide your child with the best possible life. To find out how we can help you, please contact our Depakote® birth defect lawyers today.