Divalproex sodium is the generic form of the drug sold under the brand names: Depakote®, Depakote® ER and Depakote® Sprinkles.
Depakote® lawsuits are filed by consumers who have had the prescription drug prescribed to them and allegedly suffered serious side effects that caused personal injury or to a developing fetus.
Depakote® birth defect injuries have resulted in numerous lawsuits filed against the manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. Women from all around the United States have sued the drug maker.
A recent study indicates there might be a small risk of autism in the child of a mother taking Depakote® during pregnancy. Other problems in the baby connected to Depakote® during pregnancy are:
- Cleft palate
- Hand deformations
- Heart malformations
- Spina Bifida
- Skeletal defects
- Neural tube malformations
- Growth retardation
- Fetal death
Spina bifida is the most serious birth defect Depakote® has been linked to. If your child has been born with this severe condition which can cause paralysis and result in death, you should speak with a Depakote® lawyer to discuss the merits of a spina bifida lawsuit in your particular situation.
If you took Depakote® during pregnancy and your child experienced birth defects, you may be eligible for damages, including the costs of medical care for your child’s injuries and your family’s pain and suffering.
Abbott Laboratories Litigation
Our lawyers are litigating claims against Abbott Laboratories that involve serious side effects related to Depakote®. If you've experienced a side effect of the drug, or if your child was born with a defect, and you took the medicine during your pregnancy, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Other injuries that may warrant a viable lawsuit include:
- Liver failure (severe damage to the liver)
- Pancreatitis (severe damage to the pancreas)
- Suicide and severe depression
Depakote® Class Action Lawsuit
Because of the many serious side effects of taking the anti-seizure medication Depakote®, some lawyers are accepting clients who may become part of a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. In a class action lawsuit, the pool of plaintiffs who filed a Depakote® legal claim will share the settlement amount awarded.
Our Depakote® lawyers are available to evaluate potential personal injury claims on behalf of those who suffered serious Depakote® injuries.
Our lawyers do not charge fees for consultations, as they want to encourage more consumers to evaluate and pursue their cases.
Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for their drugs and should be held liable when the drug causes harm. As experienced defective drug lawyers, our mission to hold these companies accountable.
We are particularly interested in serious birth defects in babies whose mothers' took Depakote® during their pregnancy.
Speak With A Depakote® Lawyer
If you have a history of using the medication Depakote®, suffered a serious side effect, or your child was born with a birth defect, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.