Why Depakote Lawsuits are on the Rise

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            Depakote lawsuits seem to have an upward trend with most cases coming from women. Women have filed <strong>Depakote lawsuit class action</strong> to protest against the side effects of the drug to their children. The drug is known to cause defects on children born from parents who have used it during their pregnancy. Depakote is known to cause heart and neural tube conditions in the developing embryo. Adults who also feel that their suffering is as a result of their parents using the drug are eligible to file claims for compensation. In adults, Depakote is known to cause suicidal thoughts and behavior.

What is the purpose of the drug? Depakote is manufactured by Abbot Laboratories to help people with epileptic seizures. It is an anticonvulsant that has been in use since 1983. In addition to this, it is used to treat migraines as well as manic bipolar conditions. There are those people who have had to use the drug with no side effects whatsoever. It is the role of the manufacturer to disclose all the information there is to know about the product to the public. This includes the risks as well as the side effects. Failure to reveal all info means that they are ready to face the law if anyone suffers.

 

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