The Depakote birth defect attorneys at Doyle Law are now filing Depakote lawsuits for families dealing with a child's birth defect (malformations, spina bifida, cleft palate, etc.). Depakote, a drug for the treatment of mania, epilepsy, and migraine headaches has been linked to birth defects when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. Depakote is manufactured by global health care company Abbott Laboratories, Inc. If you took Depakote during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, we want to speak with you.

depakote use during pregnancy can cause birth defectsWhat 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 the early stages of pregnancy began to show extremely high rates of serious birth defects in their children.

Baby born with a birth defect after your Depakote use during pregnancy? Call Doyle Law at (205) 533-9500. A birth defect Law Firm.

Birth Defects and Depakote

The use of Depakote during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, has been shown to cause harm to the fetus, often resulting in serious irreversible birth defects. Some of the birth defects seen in children of mothers who have taken Depakote during their pregnancy are:

  • spina bifida
  • malformations
  • neural tube defect
  • cleft palate
  • cleft lip
  • limb and digital deformities
  • facial dysmorphism
  • mental developmental delays
  • genitourinary malformations
  • heart defects

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.

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Alabama Depakote Lawsuits and Alabama Legal Representation

The Depakote lawyers at Doyle Law have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous medications - like Depakote.

We are currently representing Depakote clients in the states of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Each client had a child born with a birth defect after Depakote was taken by the mother during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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 the best result possible for every one of our clients.

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. Even if your child was born many years ago, we may be able to file your claim now. Call our Birmingham, Alabama, offices today for a free consultation. Our office number is (205) 533-9500. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim.

The attorneys at the Doyle Law Firm are now accepting Depakote clients and filing Depakote 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 Doyle Law Firm's experienced injury lawyers have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective and dangerous drugs.

Alabama Depakote Birth Defect Statute of Limitations

Each state has a statute of limitations and the period of time to file a lawsuit varies. Alabama has a two year statute of limitations on filing most product liability and personal injury claims. However, certain claims may be brought after the expiration of the two-year period - under certain conditions, the statute is considered to be "tolled" which means that the time period is stalled until certain actions are taken or certain events occur. It takes time to acquire medical records, draft pleadings and evaluate the potential claims allowed under Alabama law, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your baby's birth defect may have been caused by Depakote.