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Depakote Lawyer & Lawsuit

Depakote Lawyer & Lawsuit

Recently, the FDA warned of serious birth defects associated with use of the drugs Depakote and Depakote ER.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Depakote and Depakote ER side effect claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has taken Depakote or Depakote ER and been injured, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Dangerous Drug Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit

June 3, 2015 — A jury in St. Louis, Missouri has awarded $38 million to the family of a girl who was born with numerous birth defects, including spina bifida, after her mother used the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Click here to read more.

Overview

Depakote and Depakote ER are popular medications used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, major depression, migraine headaches and schizophrenia. However, according to the FDA, the drugs can cause serious birth defects. The National Institute of Health estimates that women who take these medications while pregnant have a three times higher rate of babies born with major birth defects than women who do not take the drugs.

The most common birth defect associated with use of Depakote and Depakote ER is spina bifida, although other neural tube, craniofacial, and cardiovascular defects are common as well. A smaller number of skeletal and limb defects and “valproate syndrome” cases have also been reported. Cognitive impairment has also been reported in children whose mothers took these medications while pregnant. These defects occur during the first trimester of pregnancy and occur more frequently in women taking higher doses.

Depakote and Depakote ER Side Effects:

  • Neural tube birth defects (spina bifida)
  • Craniofacial defects
  • Cardiovascular malformations
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Valproate Syndrome
  • Limb and skeletal defects
  • Other serious birth defects

Do I Have a Depakote or Depakote ER Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Depakote and Depakote ER side effect claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has taken Depakote or Depakote ER and been injured, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dangerous Drug Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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