Depakote Microcephaly Lawyers
An expecting mother using the prescription drug Depakote may see her child affected by very serious birth defects, including a defect that occurs when a child’s head is unusually small. Known as microcephaly, this birth defect can have a permanently destructive impact on that child’s life. For a family expecting joy and happiness, this kind of devastating complication can leave them wondering what’s next.
If your child has developed microcephaly in the womb and you took Depakote while pregnant, you may wish to consider filing a civil lawsuit seeking compensation to offset the significant medical bills that you are likely facing. This compensation is no substitute for the health of your child, but may be able to ease the practical burdens of the future. For more information about your options, contact the Depakote microcephaly attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.
Problems Associated with Microcephaly
A child suffering from microcephaly may experience a variety of different symptoms that require management. These health consequences may include the following:
- Seizures and convulsions
- Neurological defects
- Motor dysfunction
- Noticeably smaller head size
- Intellectual disability
- Speech development delays
In many cases, these symptoms may become more apparent over time. While this may push parents to find a treatment for this birth defect, current medical science can only manage the symptoms and improve the child’s quality of life.
If your family is going through the difficult process of caring for child with a birth defect caused by Depakote, we may be able to help you to pursue financial compensation from the maker of the drug. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Depakote microcephaly lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.