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Apert Syndrome from Depakote Use

When a woman uses the mental health drug Depakote during pregnancy, the unborn child may develop a variety of birth defects, including cranial deformities such as craniostenosis. One type of craniostenosis, called Apert syndrome, occurs when a child’s skull fuses too early, leading to facial deformities and other health problems.

Facial deformities can have a long-lasting physical and psychological impact on a child’s life. If your family has suffered because of Depakote use, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation. To discuss what options may be available for your family’s pain and suffering, contact a Depakote attorney of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

Signs of Apert Syndrome

A child who develops Apert syndrome because of his or her mother’s Depakote use may exhibit some of the following symptoms:

  • High forehead
  • Prominent forehead
  • Flat face
  • A lack of strong mid-facial bone structure
  • Widely-spaced eyes

This birth defect can lead to severe mental deficiencies due to high pressure inside the skull. To prevent some of this damage and reverse part of the physical deformities, a child may need some surgical intervention. However, surgical treatments can prove expensive, but compensation may be available from the drug manufacturer at fault for this dangerous medication.

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If your child was born with a facial deformity such as Apert syndrome after you took Depakote while pregnant, you may be entitled to file for compensation from the drug manufacturer. For more information about how we can help you with your drug injury claim, contact a Depakote lawyer of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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