Depakote, Depakote CP and Depakote ER has recently been linked by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to an increased risk of birth defects in babies born to mothers that took the drug during pregnancy.
Depakote Birth Defects Update 5/7/13: Expecting mothers should avoid using valproate sodium and related drugs to prevent migraine headaches during pregnancy, according to a warning issued this week by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These medications, which include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and all generic equivalents, have recently been linked to lower IQ scores in children exposed in the womb. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about the Depakote birth defects warning, please visit the following page: Valporate Sodium Birth Defects Warning
If you or somebody you know has taken Depakote while pregnant and given birth to a child with birth defects, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Depakote lawsuit and we can help.
Types of Birth Defects Associated with Depakote
Below is a brief list of the types of birth defects associated with Depakote.
- neural tube defects
- craniofacial defects
- cardiovascular malformations
- and other major birth defects
Depakote Birth Defects Update 1/24/13: A new study has determined that Depakote can cause lowered IQ’s and other cognitive deficiencies in children born to mothers who take the drug during pregnancy. Specifically, the research found that babies exposed to Depakote in the womb had IQ’s that were seven to 10 points lower than other children at age six, as well as reduced language skills and memory capacity. Click here to learn more.
Do I Have a Depakote Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in drug side effect lawsuits. We are currently evaluating potential Depakote and Valporate Sodium birth defect claims in all 50 states.
Again, If you or somebody you know has taken Depakote while pregnant and given birth to a child with birth defects, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Depakote lawsuit and we can help.