How do I know Depakote caused my child’s medical condition?
Depakote has specifically been linked to the elevated risk of a number of serious birth defects, including cleft lip and cleft palate, spina bifida, autism, atrial septal defect, heart defects, and decreased IQ. In fact, the FDA now requires that a black-box warning be included on Depakote’s packaging. The fact you used Depakote during your pregnancy is good reason to believe the drug was responsible for causing your child’s birth defect(s).
If you were prescribed and taking Depakote during your pregnancy and your child has been diagnosed with any of the birth defects associated with the drug, it is likely that your child’s medical condition was caused by Depakote. Once you reach out to an attorney, you will be able to determine who exactly may be responsible for any pain and suffering your child has and may continue to experience.
If you believe that your newborn’s medical condition was caused by Depakote, you should reach out to an attorney at Williams Kherkher who can help you evaluate your claim. To speak with one of our attorneys about your case, please call our office at (888) 220-0640 today.