Alabama Depakote Birth Defect Lawyers
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC is reviewing and closely monitoring Depakote, a drug for the treatment of mania, epilepsy, and migraine headaches. Recent reports indicate that Depakote may cause birth defects when the drug is taken during pregnancy. Depakote is manufactured by Global Health Care Company Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
What is Depakote?
Depakote is a prescription medication that was first introduced into the market in 1983 and was used primarily to treat epilepsy until 1995 when it was approved to treat manic episodes associated with manic depression or bi-polar disorder. After showing promising success at treating manic depression additional uses for Depakote began to be explored. Over the next several years Depakote began to be prescribed for migraine headaches and additional neuropathy related conditions.
Dangers of Depakote
Although Depakote had shown significant promise in treating multiple disorders, before long complaints related to the use of Depakote began to surface. Some side effects can be expected from the use of powerful medications like Depakote; however, the issues cited by some Depakote users were far more serious than the mild side effects outlined in the drug’s labeling. Most notably, women who used Depakote during pregnancy began to show extremely high rates of serious birth defects, like spina bifida, in their children.
Birth Defects and Depakote
The use of Depakote during pregnancy has been shown to cause harm to the fetus, often resulting in serious irreversible birth defects. Birth defects seen in children of mothers who have taken Depakote during pregnancy most commonly result from a neural tube defect; however, other malformations have also been seen. Neural tube defects occur when the embryonic neural tube fails to close completely. Serious defects like spina bifida and anencephaly are both results of neural tube defects.
Depakote Lawsuits and Legal Representation
The Depakote lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous medications like Depakote. Our experienced team of legal professionals and Depakote lawyers has been helping dangerous drug injury victims for years. We are dedicated to achieving real justice for the clients we serve can assure them that we will work diligently to achieve a satisfactory result.
Contact Alabama Depakote Injury Attorneys
If your baby was born with a birth defect after your Depakote use during pregnancy, you may have a defective product claim against Abbott Laboratories. Call our Birmingham, Alabama offices today for a free consultation.
Our office number is (205) 212-9988 or contact us toll-free at 1 - (800) 200-3604. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim. The attorneys at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC are now accepting Depakote clients and filing lawsuits nationwide. Due to your baby's injury, you may be able to recover damages (monetary compensation) for your pain, suffering, and medical treatment expenses.
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC's experienced injury lawyers have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective and dangerous drugs.