Malformation of the Cardiovascular System
Medical conditions affecting the heart and the cardiovascular system can be life threatening and extremely costly to treat. The prescription drug Depakote, used to treat a range of conditions from epilepsy to bipolar disorder, has been linked to birth defects in the children of mothers who took the drug while pregnant. Birth defects affecting the heart and cardiovascular system linked to Depakote sometimes take years to detect, and the necessary treatment is invasive and costly. If your child has been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition and you took Depakote while pregnant, you may wish to pursue compensation from the drug’s manufacturer.
The Depakote heart defect attorneys of Williams Kherkher work with families that have had their lives disrupted by the devastating effects of this drug on a child. For compassionate and experienced legal representation in this difficult time, contact us by calling (888) 220-0640 to schedule an initial consultation.
Cardiovascular Conditions Linked to Depakote
Studies have shown that nearly 25,000 women have taken Depakote while pregnant, and those women have higher rates of giving birth to children with severe birth defects. Some of the cardiovascular conditions linked to Depakote include:
- Aortic Stenosis
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Tetralogy of Fallot
These malformations of the heart are life threatening, and often take years to detect. While they are treatable, the treatment can be dangerous and the financial obligation causes many families to go into debt. In addition, cardiovascular dysfunction leads to a number of other complications that can compromise a child’s wellbeing, such as impaired growth and swelling of the limbs.
If your child was born with malformations of the cardiovascular system after Depakote was taken during pregnancy, a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for related medical expenses and other damages may be appropriate. Contact the Depakote birth defect attorneys of Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 today.