Birth defects occur when there is an issue in fetal development that causes an abnormality in the child. One developmental issue that can occur is with fingers and toes. This birth defect has now been associated with the use of Depakote, an anticonvulsion medication, when taken while pregnant.
Birth defects that affect a child’s fingers and toes can sometimes be seen while the child is in the womb and if not, they are usually seen right after the child is born.
A few finger and toe defects can include fingers that are fused together, nerve defects, missing fingers and toes, or extra fingers and toes. One that may be harder to detect is weak or nonfunctional tendons.
If you or a loved one has suffered a birth defect after you were prescribed Depakote while pregnant, you need experienced representation on your side at this time. Contact the Depakote abnormal digits lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.