Depakote Lawsuits Allege the Drug Can Cause Birth Defects

October 14, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Women who took Depakote (divalproex sodium) while pregnant and delivered children with birth defects.
What Is Depakote?
Depakote is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, and also works to prevent migraines. It has also been marketed under the brand names Depakene, Stavzor and Depacon.
What Are the Allegations?
Mothers allege that if Depakote is taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, it can cause serious birth defects including malformations, developmental delays and heart defects in unborn children.
Manufacturer:
Abbott Laboratories
Type of Lawsuit:
Mass Tort