The valproate drug, Depakote, and its derivatives have been linked to numerous birth defects, one of which is known as craniostenosis. This serious medical condition is characterized by a deformed or misshapen skull. This can create many serious complications for a child who is born suffering from the abnormality. Fortunately for women who took Depakote during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with craniostenosis, a skilled attorney may be able to help you fight for compensation that you need to address your child’s medical bills and related damages
If you or a loved one has given birth to a child with craniostenosis after having taken Depakote during pregnancy, please do not hesitate to contact the experienced and knowledgeable Depakote birth injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 for a free and confidential consultation.
Medical Complications of Craniostenosis
Craniostenosis occurs when an infant’s skull bones do not fuse properly, leaving the skull abnormally formed. In addition to a deformed physical appearance, craniostenosis is linked to some serious medical complications, such as:
- Severe seizures
- Brain damage
- Sensory problems, such as poor eyesight, hearing, or smell
- Upper airway obstructions
In rare cases, children with craniostenosis can die from the defect. Fortunately, this serious condition is treatable with surgeries, but these can be very expensive, time-consuming, and stressful for the child and his or her family members.
If you or someone you love has suffered craniostenosis due to prenatal use of Depakote, contact the Depakote birth injury attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 to speak with an experienced lawyer about your case.