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Encephaloceles Birth Defects & Depakote

A catastrophic neural tube birth defect called encephaloceles has been linked to Depakote, when the medicine is taken by women during pregnancy.

Encephaloceles are a neural tube defect that characterize by sac-like protrusion of the brain though through the opening in the skull. The defect is caused by the incomplete closure of the cranium during development.

If you or a loved one has taken Depakote or another related drug while pregnant and given birth to a child with birth defects such as Encephaloceles, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

FDA Links Depakote to Neural Tube Defects Including Encephaloceles

Recently the U.S. Food & Drug Administration linked the use of Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor, valporate sodium and other related drugs to the development of neural tube defects. Learn more here: https://www.schmidtandclark.com/depakote-fda-black-box-warning

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 Encephaloceles 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 birth defect lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has taken Depakote or another related drug while pregnant and given birth to a child with birth defects such as Encephaloceles, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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