Malformations of the Face or Skull
Malformation of the face or skull at birth can cause a family and their child untold heartache and suffering. Some facial defects are treatable with surgery but the financial and emotional toll on the child and their family is still high, while other facial and skull malformations can be life threatening. These dangerous birth defects occur relatively rarely in the general population, but for children of mothers who have taken the prescription drug Depakote while pregnant, the risk of giving birth to a child afflicted by these defects is much higher.
If your child was born with a malformed skull or face and you took the epilepsy and mental health drug Depakote while pregnant, you may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of Depakote. The Depakote skull malformation attorneys of Williams Kherkher are passionately dedicated to helping affected families to pursue justice in this difficult time. Contact us at (888) 220-0640 to discuss your potential case.
Facial and Skull Malformations Linked to Depakote
The facial and skull birth defects associated with Depakote include:
- Cleft lip & palate
- Facial dysmorphism
According to a study done on mothers who took Depakote, the chances of giving birth to a child with facial or skull malformations is several times higher than the general population. Some are treatable, but they can cause significant social and financial difficulties, and others are capable of causing significant health problems and even death.
To explore your legal options as the parents of a child who was born with malformations of the face or skull after prenatal Depakote use, do not hesitate to contact the birth defect lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 today.