Depakote and Severe Birth Defects
Prescription drugs can provide individuals suffering from a variety of ailments and conditions with temporary or even permanent relief. Unfortunately, some prescription drugs may successfully treat a condition while simultaneously causing dangerous side effects. In pregnant women, this danger extends to the developing child. Many women have taken the prescription drug Depakote since its FDA approval in 1995, unknowingly taking on an additional risk of giving birth to a child afflicted by severe birth defects.
If you took Depakote while pregnant and your child was born with severe birth defects, you may wish to pursue compensation from those responsible. The Depakote attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you to seek justice for your child and your family. To speak with an attorney about your situation, contact our offices at (888) 220-0640.
Severe Birth Defects Linked to Use of Depakote
Birth defects can have a devastating effect on the lives of parents and children alike. The severe birth defects caused by Depakote are numerous. They can contribute to a significant decrease in quality of life and are sometimes fatal. Birth defects that have been linked to Depakote include:
- Impaired cognitive development
- Spina Bifida
- Aortic stenosis
- Ventricular septal defect
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Cleft lip and palate
- Facial dysmorphism
- Club foot
- Club hands/fingers
- Abnormal digits
Nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned, meaning countless women who are prescribed Depakote are unable to discontinue use before it is too late to avoid exposing the child to the risk of these defects.
To discuss the potential merits of legal action when you have given birth to a child with a severe birth defect after taking Depakote while pregnant, contact the Depakote lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 today.