The Problem: Children were born with birth defects, malformations or developmental delays after their mothers used the anti-seizure medication Depakote while pregnant.
The Response: Lawsuits are currently being filed.
What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are reviewing potential lawsuits on behalf of children born with birth defects, malformations or developmental delays after their mothers used the anti-seizure medication Depakote while pregnant. This anticonvulsant is effective in treating seizures and has also been prescribed for treating migraines and bipolar disorder. However, taken by a pregnant mother has shown serious and life altering birth defects.
Compensation may be available for children who suffered birth defects. Find out if you can seek compensation for your child by completing our free case evaluation.
Depakote side effects may increase the risk of an unborn child developing a number of major birth defects and cognitive problems, which may have been avoided if adequate warnings were provided by the drug maker.
What is Depakote? It is an anticonvulsant and is a brand name for Valpronic acid. When used alone or with other medications, this drug is effective in treating certain types of seizures. In addition it may be used to prevent migraines and treat manic episodes in people with bipolar disorders. It is effective by increasing the amount of certain substances in the brain. Birth Defects that are warned for mothers who take Depakote while pregnant:
- Spina Bifida/Neural tube defects
- Fetal valproate syndrome
- Heart defects
- Craniofacial defects
- Limb deformities
- Urogenital defects
- Mental disabilities including autism, developmental delays and lowered IQ
If you or anyone you know took Depakote while pregnant and your child has birth defects, your child may be entitled to compensation. The Depakote attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are dedicated to ensuring pharmaceutical companies are held responsible for the dangerous side effects of their products. Call our Depakote Attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer or fill out the free case evaluation. We want to help you and your child.