Depakote® is a prescription drug used to treat various types of seizures and is also used to treat mania in people with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder. Depakote® has been linked to multiple and sometimes life-threatening birth defects.

Depakote® and Pregnancy

Women often take Depakote® during pregnancy to help control their seizures. Other women take Depakote® during pregnancy to help control their bipolar disorder.

Studies have shown that children born to mothers who took Depakote® are at a higher risk for a birth defect than children born to mothers who took other medications to treat seizures. The FDA lists Depakote® in Pregnancy Category D, which indicates there is clear evidence of risk to the unborn child.

Depakote® and Birth Defects

Depakote® may be associated with multiple birth defects. Contact a birth injury attorney today if your child or someone you love has experienced one of the following life-threatening Depakote® birth defects:

  • Cleft Palate
  • Hand Deformations
  • Heart malformations
  • Spina Bifida
  • Skeletal defects
  • Neural tube malformations
  • Growth retardation
  • Fetal death



Start by contacting a Depakote® attorney right now. We are here to listen, assess, and may be able to file a claim for financial compensation related to your newborn’s birth defect and its connection to the drug, Depakote®. Call us toll free at 1-855-566-4648 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.

We put your needs first and there is absolutely nothing to lose by a simple phone conversation with an experienced case manager in Depakote® lawsuits. We could potentially make a claim for medical bills or the high expenses of medical care related to your newborn’s birth defect.

We can help you plan your future and relieve some of the burden Depakote® may have caused. All you need to do is make the first call toll free to Longo Legal at 1-855-566-4648 or go to our contact page and submit your information. Our consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.

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