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What families should expect from a Depakote lawyer

Parents who have decided to file a Depakote claim upon learning that their baby was born with congenital defects will quickly come to learn that working with a skilled lawyer will be important for them to have a thorough understanding of the legal process. Below are some of the qualities parents should look for when enlisting […]

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Children born with congenital defects likely to experience abuse

Researchers at the University of Texas recently discovered evidence that children are at higher risk of experiencing abuse if they are born with congenital defects like spina bifida or cleft lip/palate. The University of Texas Health Science Center revealed that children who are born with spina bifida are 58% more likely to face abuse than […]

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Obtaining medical records for your children

Parents who have decided to file a Depakote claim after suspecting that their loved ones’ congenital defects were caused by the anti-seizure drug should understand that there are existing laws surrounding the process of obtaining medical documents. In cases involving court ordered treatments, doctors may refuse to release medical documents. Parents or legal guardians should […]

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Proving a Depakote claim

Individuals who believe that they or their child’s congenital defects were caused by the anti-seizure drug Depakote and have decided to file a claim against the pharmaceutical company responsible for the medicine should be aware that the following points will need to be proven in order to establish a legitimate claim: Depakote medication was a direct […]

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Serious Depakote side effects that may require immediate medical attention

Patients who are taking Depakote to treat epilepsy or bipolar disorder are advised to notify their physicians if they believe that they are suffering from the following serious symptoms linked to the anti-seizure drug. Presence of blood in urine or unusual decrease in frequency of urination Any bleeding symptoms, such as getting bruised easily Skin […]

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Understanding Apert Syndrome

Apert syndrome is a condition in which babies’ skulls form prematurely in the womb, causing the brain to develop irregularly and resulting in a number of medical issues. Babies who are born with this congenital defect often have unusual facial features caused by the skull placing unusual pressure on the features as they develop. Babies who […]

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Symptoms linked to ventricular septal defect

Children who have ventricular septal defect (VSD), a congenital defect of the heart, may experience potentially serious symptoms as their heart tends to work harder to transport blood containing oxygen from the lungs through different parts of the body. Heart and lung infections Irregular breathing or irregular heartbeat patterns Unusual paleness of the skin Weight […]

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New technology easily scans scoliosis patients’ spine

Some orthopedic experts in Texas are now utilizing an advanced technology to easily gain an accurate impression of the spines of their patients who have undergone scoliosis surgery, waaytv.com reported on September 24. Compared to the conventional x-ray procedures, the new scanner only need about 20 seconds for doctors to have “extremely clear” three-dimensional images […]

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NFL player’s wife expecting to give birth to baby with anencephaly

Professional football player Evan Rodriguez and his wife recently found out that their unborn baby is afflicted with anencephaly defect. The expecting couple found out about the often fatal congenital defect of their first baby after a diagnosis during Olivia’s 15th week of pregnancy. The couple then learned that the baby has a very low […]

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Toddler with Tetralogy of Fallot underwent two critical surgeries

A little girl born with a congenital heart defent, Tertralogy of Fallot, has endured several procedures including two open-heart operations, an article from News 10 reported. When Sophia Walsh, 6, was born, she was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for her first open-heart operation. At six months old, Sophia underwent […]

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