Fetal Valproate Syndrome
The pharmaceutical medication Depakote, which is the brand name for the chemical compound valproic acid, has been shown to offer significant benefits for epileptics and others who suffer from seizures, and has also been shown to help alleviate migraines. For this reason, many doctors have prescribed it to patients dealing with these issues. Unfortunately, Depakote has also been linked to a number of different birth defects, including a condition known as fetal valproate syndrome.
Fetal valproate syndrome causes those who are affected by this condition to develop a range of different facial deformities, and has also been linked to a number of other negative health effects. Because of the impact this condition can have on a child’s life, mothers who took Depakote during pregnancy may be able to pursue compensation for their child’s condition and related expenses. If your child has developed fetal valproate syndrome, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher understand just how difficult it can be to cope with this situation on your own, and we make it our mission to help people like you fight for justice.
Signs of Fetal Valproate Syndrome
Fetal valproate syndrome can cause a wide range of different facial deformities, some of which may change over time. The following are some of the most common signs of fetal valproate syndrome which may develop in a child:
- Thin arched eyebrows
- Wide-bridged nose
- Short nose
- Thin upper lip
- Tall forehead
- Epicanthic folds
If your child has exhibited any of these signs and you took Depakote while pregnant, you could be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer of this dangerous medication. At Williams Kherkher, we have considerable experience taking on big pharmaceutical companies, and we want to put that experience to work for you and your family.
Contact a Fetal Valproate Syndrome Lawyer
If your child suffers from fetal valproate syndrome which may have occurred as a result of Depakote use during pregnancy, we can help you understand the full range of legal rights and options available to you. Contact the attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling us at (888) 220-0640 to speak with a member of our staff about your case and learn more about what we can do to help.