Depakote birth defects (part 2)

April 11, 2011 @ 11:10 AM -- by

Since I am a Texas Depakote birth defects lawyer, I follow the various studies dealing with this drug. Another recent study has also shown a much higher rate of problems in babies whose mothers took Depakote while pregnant. This study will be presented in Vancouver, Canada in the Summer of 2011 at a meeting of birth defect specialists. In this study, scientists followed 149 women with epilepsy who took the drug from early in their pregnancies to the time after delivery. This study will show that among mothers who took the drug, 11% had children which had birth defects. The most common birth defect was spina bifida.  

Depakote birth defects (part 1)

April 07, 2011 @ 01:02 PM -- by

As a Texas Depakote birth defects lawyer, I have been following the various birth defects associated with this drug. Depakote is an antiseizure medicine made by Abbott Laboratories. The drug is prescribed in the United States for various neurological disorders, including manic behavior, bipolar disorder, seizures and migraine headaches. Depakote is also prescribed to treat bipolar depression, Bipolar 1 disorder, bipolar disorder in remission, rapid cycle manic-depression, chronic pain, epilepsy and neuropathy.