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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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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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Man with Birth Defect Allegedgely Associated with Depakote Drug Sues Abbott

21-year-old Jasper James of South Carolina filed charges against drug giant Abbott Laboratories on the claim that he suffered birth defects when he was born. Jasper said in a complaint that he suffered birth defects when he was born because his mother took Depakote while she was still pregnant with him. James allegedly has spina bifida, […]

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Former Nursing Home Director Sentence for Giving Residents Depakote

On Wednesday, Gwen D. Hughes, former director of a California nursing home, was sentenced to three years in prison for medicating residents with Depakote, an anti-seizure and mood stabilizer drug, in an effort to unnecessarily subdue them. All of the 23 residents who were given Depakote by Hughes suffered health complications, with the death of […]

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Frequently asked questions about cleft lip and palate

Cleft lips and palates are the most common birth defects in the U.S. because they occur in one in every 1,000 births. These orofacial palate defects occur when baby’s upper lip and roof of their mouth, fail to fuse together. The severity of this birth defect can vary from a small notch in the child’s […]

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Using the clock to treat seizures in epilepsy patients

A pediatric neurologist is using a new technique in order to help children who suffer from seizures that can not be helped by medication or surgery. Nearly a third of all people that suffer from epilepsy have a form that is untreatable by medication and this doctor hopes to find a solution on how they […]

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Children’s cognitive development and Depakote use

When a woman becomes pregnant or is trying to become pregnant and they are taking anti-seizure medication, such as Depakote, it is important to speak to a doctor about your options. Multiple birth defects have been associated with the use of Depakote during pregnancy. The most recent warning from the FDA about the use of […]

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