Depakote & Birth Defect Lawsuit | Depakote Lawyer
Depakote, manufactured by Abbot Laboratories, was put on the market in 1983. The drug is an anti-epileptic used to treat seizures, bipolar disorder, and migraines. The drug is listed as a Pregnancy Category D drug and has a 4-fod increase in serious birth defects compared to other anti-convulsive drugs. This includes Spina Bifida, Heart Defects, Craniofacial Defects, Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, and Limb Malformations.
In 2006, Abbott Laboratories added a black box warning about the risks of birth defects if taken during pregnancy. In May 2010, researchers found that the birth defects from Depakote occur as early as the first trimester, before most women even know that they are pregnant.
Unfortunately, Depakote has been used by many pregnant women, resulting in devastating birth defects and malformations.
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