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Iniencephaly Birth Defects & Depakote

Iniencephaly, a rare neural tube defect that results in extreme bending of the head to the spine, has been linked to the maternal use of Depakote during pregnancy.

This is a rare neural tube defect that results in extreme bending of the head to the spine. The diagnosis can usually be made on antenatal ultrasound scanning but if not will undoubtedly be made immediately after birth because the head is bent backwards and the face looks upwards. Usually the neck is absent. The skin of the face connects directly to the chest and the scalp connect to the upper back. The infant usually will not survive more than a few hours.

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.

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 Iniencephaly, 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 Iniencephaly

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

Do I Have a Iniencephaly 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 Iniencephaly, 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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