Depakote Birth Injuries: Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Depakote

Abbott Laboratories anti-epileptic drug, Depakote, has been linked to Spina Bifida, cleft palates, limb deformity, congenital cardiac defects, facial dysmorphism, lower I.Q.s and many other birth defects as evidenced by numerous studies and a black box warning from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

→ Read More

Depakote, Birth Injury Lawsuits & Statute Of Limitations

While many pregnant women may discover that Depakote use has caused their yet-unborn child’s birth defects such as Spina Bifida, congenital cardiac defects, cleft palates, limb deformity, facial dysmorphism and others, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit begins to run at that time. In fact, the Louisiana Supreme Court has held that the statute of limitations does not start to run until a child is born.

→ Read More

Depakote: Overview

Depakote (a compound of divalproex sodium and valproic acid) is a commonly prescribed seizure medication used to treat various types of seizure disorders and manic episodes of bipolar disorder. In the U.S., it is also used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, epilepsy and neuropathy. Depakote is manufactured by the drug company Abbott Laboratories.

→ Read More

Abbott’s Anti-Seizure Drug Depakote Linked To Greater Risk Of Birth Defects

You may have heard of the anti-seizure drug, Depakote, in news reports linking the drug to the death of John Travolta’s son. However, it has also been linked to a greater risk of serious birth defects such as spina bifida, cleft palate, limb deformity, congenital cardiac defects, facial dysmorphism and others. Depakote lawyers say that numerous Depakote product liability lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer and that more are likely.

→ Read More

Depakote: Lawsuits, Litigation & Lawyers

Semisodium valproate (a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid) is a medicine used in the drug Depakote to treat migraines, seizure disorders and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. One of the most serious side effects of using semisodium valproate is the higher than average incidence of birth defects that result when the drug is taken during pregnancy.

→ Read More

Depakote: Information and Warnings

Depakote, an anticonvulsant typically prescribed in the United States for migraines, seizure disorders and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, received a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006.

→ Read More

Depakote: Birth Defect Side Effects

As a treatment for migraines and other ailments, Depakote was once more widely prescribed, without warnings, to pregnant women, until it was discovered that there was a significant risk of birth defects from the use of Depakote.

→ Read More