Aug 17, 2017 by

Although Depakote has improved the lives of several people suffering from epilepsy and bipolar disorder, for some, the drug has completely devastated the lives of others. Researchers have now found evidence of how harmful the drug can be to a still developing fetus. Pregnant women that took the drug believing they were safe have had their children suffer from:

  • Spina bifida
  • Brain defects
  • Malformation of the face or skull
  • Malformation of the cardiovascular system
  • Fetal valproate syndrome
  • Infantile scoliosis

The drug has particularly extreme and dangerous side effects for pregnant women. The victims affected by this drug should contact experienced Depakote lawsuit attorneys, as they may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.

Had the victims known about the dangers of the drug, they would have avoided all the medical problems they must now deal with. There have been cases where the child born with the defects as a result of the drug needed more than three heart surgeries. Along with those children, studies show that pregnant women who took the drug had a 4.42% chance of their child developing autism as opposed to 1.02%.

These injuries can be catastrophic both health wise and finance wise, so it is important to contact an experienced lawyer to get the compensation that all these victims deserve. No one deserves to have this happen to them, the least the victims could get out of this is compensation for all the pain and suffering Depakote brought to them and their families.

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