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Depakote Birth Defects and Lawsuit Representation

If your child was born with a birth defect and the mother used Depakote while pregnant, you need to seek the help of Depakote attorneys who have been successfully fighting for the rights of consumers against corporations for many years. Contact Privett Law today to schedule a free consultation.

Depakote is a medication that’s manufactured by Abbott Laboratories that has been on the American market for more than two decades. This anticonvulsant medication is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches, epilepsy and the manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, despite its popularity, reports of alleged Depakote side effects eventually began to surface that led to calls for help to Depakote lawyers around the country. If your family has suffered as a result of the use of this medication, seek immediate legal help.

Depakote Use During Pregnancy

Specifically, the alleged Depakote side effects have involved the tendency for children who are born of mothers who used Depakote during pregnancy to be born with severe birth defects. These birth defects have included conditions such as spina bifida, cleft palate, cleft lip, heart malformations, brain malformations and fetal death. As a result of these birth defects, parents have incurred medical costs and ongoing therapy and rehabilitation needs that have climbed to more than one million dollars, and this involves only those parents whose children survived.

Depakote Risks During Pregnacny

Researchers have looked into what tends to cause these alleged Depakote birth defects, and many studies and analyses have centered on the use of valproic acid, which is one of the active ingredients in Depakote. Valproic acid has been shown to cause the birth defects that have been tied to the use of Depakote, and these problems tend to arise during the first month of pregnancy with some arising during the first trimester. As a result, many mothers have used Depakote while pregnant before they realized that they were pregnant, and by the time they understood the situation the harm had already been done.

Depakote Lawyer

Therefore, parents whose children have suffered as a result of using this medication have needed legal help in order to recapture the costs they both already have and will encounter in order to provide the care that their children have needed. Obtaining the help of a Depakote lawyer is critically important for any consumer who needs to hold a multi-billion-dollar corporation accountable for the harm it has allegedly done.