Depakote is a prescription drug used to treat seizures and manic episodes for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It can also be prescribed for people suffering from migraine headaches.
Depakote has been linked to serious side effects that can cause lasting health problems. On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a health warning related to Depakote, stating that children whose mothers took Depakote during pregnancy were linked to severe birth defects, including cognitive or intelligence impairment and lower test scores (including IQ tests).
Other birth defects include:
– Spina bifida and other spinal defects
– Brain defects
– Malformation of the face or skull (cleft palate and cleft lip)
– Malformation of the cardiovascular system
– Limb malformation
– Genital malformation
– Growth retardation
If you have taken Depakote and you or your child has suffered severe side effects as a result, you may be entitled to compensation and, possibly, a lifetime of care for your child. The Law Office of Christopher Cueto will investigate your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.