Birth defects linked to use of Depakote while pregnant
Any medication taken during pregnancy can potentially harm the fetus. But the rate of birth defects associated with the drug Depakote has turned out to be alarmingly high, even in comparison to similar anti-seizure medications.
If your baby died or was born with brain damage or birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. There have been thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturer, Abbott Labs, for putting such a dangerous drug on the market and failing to issue stronger warnings to pregnant women.