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Impaired Cognitive Development

According to recent warnings by federal drug regulators and the FDA, women who are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant should not take the epilepsy drug Depakote, or else their children may suffer serious birth defects like impaired cognitive development.  The warnings were issued after case studies showed that children whose mothers took Depakote had lower cognitive test scores than children whose mothers did not take valproate-based drugs.

At Williams Hart, we believe that drug manufacturers have a responsibility to produce drugs that do not harm their patients or the children of patients. Failure to properly test, label, and market these drugs may result in serious side effects that can have a lasting effect on an individual and their family. If you or your child has suffered due to the use of Depakote, share your story with an experienced Depakote impaired cognitive development attorney at 800-761-3187 today.

About Impaired Cognitive Development

It is estimated that in the United States alone, there are nearly 25,000 children born to mothers who take medication for epilepsy.  Mothers who took Depakote during pregnancy may be at risk of having a child born with impaired cognitive development. Tests to show impaired development include:

  • IQ
  • Concept Understanding
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Processing

Cognitive impairment may have a lasting effect on a child’s life, and may even cause permanent hardship. If your child has been diagnosed with impaired cognitive development and you suspect that Depakote-use may have been the cause, contact an experienced attorney to discuss your case.

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The Depakote impaired cognitive development attorneys of Williams Hart have extensive experience litigating pharmaceutical claims against drug manufacturers, and are here to help protect you and your family if you have been harmed by a defective drug.  Share your story with us today at 800-761-3187 to learn more about how we may be able to help.


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