Depakote is a prescription medication used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, migraines and certain chronic pain conditions. It is an extremely powerful and dangerous drug with many harmful side effects.
Studies show that one out of five pregnant women who use Depakote will give birth to a child with some type of defect, including:
Intrauterine growth retardation
Deformities to the hand
Fetal death has also been reported as a result of taking Depakote. If your child was injured because of Depakote, contact a Houston personal injury lawyer immediately for legal advice. You may qualify for injury compensation to cover medical treatment, rehabilitation, corrective surgery and physical therapy, as well as pain, suffering and emotional trauma.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
Pharmaceutical manufacturers can be held liable for injuries suffered by individuals that take their products. Even though prescription medication is FDA-approved, sloppy testing and a rush to get a product to market can result in a drug being sold that has extremely serious side-effects. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has many years of experience representing clients in dangerous drug cases. They are a recognized personal injury firm that will confidently pursue your claim and any damages you deserve.
A birth injury is not only devastating to parents; it often results in the need for life-long treatment and care. If the injury was caused by a dangerous drug, you deserve justice for your child. The firm will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, and use their extensive legal knowledge and skills when fighting for your rights to compensation. They are passionate litigators that have the dedication and resources that are needed to battle drug companies when their products cause injuries or fatalities.