d’Oliveira & Associates has unveiled its new webpage about birth defects associated with the use of the anticonvulsant drug, Depakote.
Depakote (also referred to as divalproex sodium or valproate semisodium) is a drug that is prescribed for use of pregnant women with epilepsy. It affects chemicals in a woman’s body that are involved in causing seizures. It is sometimes used with other seizure medications. It is also used to treat certain psychiatric conditions and to prevent migraine headaches and depression. It functions by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
d’Oliveira & Associates has added a new webpage that discusses the general uses of the drug, known side effects, precautions and recent studies that show a link between the use of Depakote and the risk of delivering babies withbirth defects. Recent researches show that the drug may potentially lead to birth defects such as:
- Cleft palate
- Deformations and malformations of body parts such as the heart, neural tubes and the hand
- Spina bifida
- Bone defects
- Growth retardation
- Fetal death
Some of the studies on the drug have concluded that infants whose mothers took Depakote during pregnancy were more likely to develop birth defects than infants who were not exposed to the drug. Antoconvulsants are also said to be among the drugs that most commonly cause harm to fetus in the mother’s womb.
The new webpage provides useful information to women who have used Depakote, and have given birth to babies with any birth defect potentially linked to the use of the drug. Many of the birth injuries or defects potentially caused by Depakote have already led to class action lawsuit cases. Visit our page about Depakote medical studies, and find out if you have a potential claim against the manufacturer.
Please Speak with Your Doctor Before Discontinuing the Use of Depakote or Any Other Prescription Drugs.
Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of taking Depakote, you may want to speak with a Depakote lawyer, today, regarding your potential Depakote lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of Depakote may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 for a free consultation.Fall River Personal Injury Lawyers d’Oliveira & Associates
408 Bedford St.
Fall River, MA 02720