New York Depakote Attorneys
What Is Depakote?
Depakote products — including Depakote ER and Depakote Sprinkles — contain the pharmaceutical compound called divalproex sodium (also known as valproic acid or valproate). This compound is an anticonvulsant and is often prescribed to treat manic depressive disorders, migraines and seizures. Unfortunately, Depakote can also result in medical problems for adults and serious birth defects in children.
Finz & Finz, P.C., has a stellar reputation for helping the victims of defective drugs recover full and fair compensation for the injuries and losses they have suffered. With numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, the firm’s New York Depakote lawyers are available to represent you anywhere in the United States.
Side Effects of Depakote
Depakote and other divalproex products can produce potentially dangerous side effects and symptoms. Some of these side effects may include:
- Severe tremors
- Uncontrollable shakiness
- Anxiety, mania and other emotional issues
- Eating disorders, weight loss and loss of appetite
- Blurred sight, eye twitching, double vision and other vision problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chronic headaches
- Diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain
Depakote-Related Birth Defects
In addition to producing harmful effects in adults, Depakote has the potential to cause birth defects. In 2009, the FDA issued a warning about the heightened risk of birth defects for babies exposed to this compound in utero. These defects may include:
- Spina bifida
- Cleft palate
- Skeletal defects
- Growth retardation
- Heart defects
- Hypoplastic right heart syndrome
- Fetal valproate syndrome
- Neural tube defects
- Developmental delay
Contact Experienced Antidepressant Birth Defect Attorneys
If you have suffered severe Depakote-related side effects, or your infant was born with a Depakote-related birth injury, do not wait to learn more about your rights and options. Call Finz & Finz, P.C., toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer now, or complete the Free Case Evaluation form online.