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What is Hydranencephaly?

Posted on April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Hydranencephaly is a birth defect that affects the brain of fetuses when they are developing. When the child is forming in the uterus, a fluid builds up in the cranium instead of brain matter. A large issue with this disorder is that it can go undetected for weeks. Within months of birth, symptoms may begin […]

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Birth defect risks cause of class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories

Posted on April 25th, 2011 No Comments

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Depakote, Abbott Laboratories, that state that the epilepsy medication caused their children to develop birth defects when taken while they were pregnant. The plaintiffs claim that the drug maker did not warn the women about the complications that could occur if the medication was […]

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Clubfoot linked to Depakote birth defects

Posted on April 21st, 2011 No Comments

Clubfoot is a word to describe foot defects that are present at birth. Recently, lawsuits have been filed that claim that newborns whose mothers’ were prescribed Depakote during pregnancy were born with this type of defect. Clubfoot is a relatively common birth defect, with nearly 4,000 babies born with it a year and now Depakote […]

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Facial dysmorphism complications from Depakote

Posted on April 18th, 2011 No Comments

Facial dysmorphism is a condition that involves any birth defect with the face or head. This birth defect can be primarily a cosmetic issue in some cases, but in other cases, lifelong medical issues can occur. There are many causes of this condition and recently, the anti-convulsion drug, Depakote, has been tied to this birth […]

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Depakote birth injury: Tetralogy of Fallot

Posted on April 15th, 2011 No Comments

Tetralogy of Fallot is congenital heart defect that causes low oxygen in the blood. This condition causes the child to have a bluish-purple look to their skin. The most common form of the defect is related to four heart and blood vessel issues. Ventricular septal defect, which is hole between the ventricles; the narrowing of […]

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Scoliosis and Depakote

Posted on April 11th, 2011 No Comments

Scoliosis is a condition that occurs when the spine curves away from the middle of the back or sideways. There are three different types of scoliosis and some are much  more severe than others. It has also been claimed to be a birth defect associated with the anti-convulsion drug, Depakote. The three causes of scoliosis […]

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Other birth defects associated with Depakote

Posted on April 8th, 2011 No Comments

Women who who prescribed Depakote while they were pregnant have come forward claiming that the product caused their child to suffer from a number of birth defects. One side effect is the ventricular septal defect that occurs when there are one or more holes in the wall that separates the ventricles of the heart. As […]

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Birth defect injuries from Depakote use may qualify for lawsuit

Posted on April 5th, 2011 No Comments

As more and more evidence comes out warning women that the use of Depakote while pregnant can lead to birth defects, the more people that are joining a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of the drug. Depakote is an anti-convulsion medication that is used to treat epilepsy and seizure-like disorders along with some psychological […]

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Anencephaly possible birth defect of Depakote

Posted on April 1st, 2011 No Comments

Anencephaly, a condition where there is a large part missing from the brain and skull when a child id born, has now been said to be a birth defect that can occur when women took the anti-convulsion drug, Depakote, while pregnant. This condition is one of the most common neural tube birth defects that can […]

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