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History of Depakote

Depakote is sold in the United States as a treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. It was first released in 1983 and is produced by American drug manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. Since its initial release, many patients have reported problems with Depakote, from mild discomfort to severe side effects.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negative side effects of Depakote, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through legal action. To learn more about how our Depakote side effect lawyers can fight on your behalf to hold the liable manufacturer accountable, contact Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

Depakote and FDA Warnings

Beginning in 2000, the FDA began taking action against Abbott Laboratories to warn the public of harmful conditions that had been linked to Depakote, specifically severe pancreatitis. The FDA began requiring a black box warning on all Depakote packaging in September 2000. In 2007, the FDA issued a second safety alert warning pregnant mothers that Depakote may cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Despite these warnings, Depakote has become the single most popular prescription medication within the U.S. for treating the manic episodes of bipolar disorder.

Birth Defects

Studies show that taking Depakote may cause serious birth defects. Some of the reported effects associated with Depakote include:

  • Impaired Cognitive Development
  • Anencephaly
  • Spina Bifida
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cleft Palate
  • Hypospadias
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Polydactyly

If you or someone you love has experienced harmful side effects from taking Depakote, it is important to know that you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. Our experienced Depakote side effect attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf for payment for your medical bills, lost income, recovery expenses, disability payments, and pain and suffering.

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At Williams Hart, we strive to provide sound legal counsel to those who have been harmed by side effects related to Depakote. To learn how we can aggressively pursue the compensation that you may be owed, contact our Depakote birth defect lawyers today at 800-761-3187.

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