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The use of Depakote while a child is developing in the womb can prove life-threatening for the unborn infant. Although the infant often survives the birth itself, his or her life can be extremely difficult. In cases where Depakote use leads to hydrocephaly, the child must be rushed into emergency treatment to prevent severe brain damage or death. Even though modern medicine has been able to fight mortality in these instances, a surviving child may still lose significant intellectual capacity.

Contact the Depakote attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today for more information regarding your rights and options if Depakote has endangered your family.

Signs and Symptoms of Hydrocephaly

Hydrocephaly is sometimes described as having water on the brain, although the fluid buildup is actually a liquid that surrounds the brain known as cerebrospinal fluid. The pressure inside the skull increases when this cerebrospinal fluid continues to accumulate around the brain. Eventually, the victim begins to lose brain function because of damage from the pressure. This can show through the following symptoms:

  • Unusual head growth
  • Convulsions
  • Vomiting
  • Coma
  • Downward-looking eyes
  • Irritability

While there are surgical treatments for this condition, a significant chance that the child may sustain a permanent cognitive disability remains.

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There may be legal action available for parents who have suffered the hardship and distress of seeing their child born with a life-threatening condition. To discuss your family’s options if Depakote has led to serious birth defects in your child, contact the Depakote lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.



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