Was your baby born with a birth defect after your Depakote use during pregnancy? Call Doyle Law at (678) 799-7676. Representing families across Georgia.

We can help.If Depakote was taken during the first trimester of your pregnancy and your baby was born with a birth defect, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Lawsuits have been filed and we're working to recover as much as possible for our clients. Let us know if we can help you too.

Depakote use during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Call Georgia birth defect attorneys at Doyle Law: (678) 799-7676.What is Depakote?

Depakote is manufactured by global health care company Abbott Laboratories, Inc. 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 birth defect after your SSRI use during pregnancy? Call Doyle Law at (678) 799-7676.

Birth Defects Caused By 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.

Contact Atlanta Georgia Depakote Birth Defect Attorneys at the Doyle Law Firm: (678) 799-7676.

Georgia Depakote Lawsuits

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, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 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 Georgia Depakote Lawyers has been helping dangerous drug injury victims for years. We are dedicated to achieving real justice and we work to achieve the best possible monetary result for each and every one of our clients.

Contact A Georgia Depakote Birth Defect Attorney

If your baby was born with a birth defect after your Depakote use during pregnancy, you may have a viable 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 Atlanta, Georgia offices today for a free consultation. Our office number is (678) 799-7676. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim forever.

The attorneys at the Doyle Law Firm are now accepting Depakote clients and filing lawsuits nationwide, not only in the State of Georgia. 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 Georgia Depakote Birth Defect Attorneys have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective and dangerous drugs causing birth defects.

Georgia Depakote Birth Defect Statute of Limitations

Each state has a statute of limitations and the period of time to file a lawsuit varies. Georgia 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 Georgia 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.

Results Matter

As a result of our preparation and diligent efforts, the lawyers on our team have been able to recover over sixty-three million dollars ($63,000,000.00) for the clients we represent. Those cases have involved dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, truck and auto accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, fraud, product liability, electrocutions, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death.