Anticonvulsant Drug Lawsuits
Corpus Christi Drug Injury Attorneys, Serving Nueces County
More and more anticonvulsant drugs are being prescribed to patients suffering
from conditions like epilepsy, bipolar disorder, seizures, and even migraine
headaches. However, as new information evaluates the potential link between
antiepileptic drugs and birth defects among children, consumers are seeking
financial compensation for their injuries and medical expenses through
dangerous drug injury lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a major side effect which you believe
to be caused by an anticonvulsant drug, contact the Corpus Christi drug
injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today. An experienced dangerous
drug lawyer can protect your legal rights and fight to collect the compensation
Contact us online or call (361) 238-2789 to get started with a free consultation.
You won’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
Anticonvulsant Drugs & Birth Defects
Anticonvulsant drugs have been heavily marketed as an effective treatment
for epileptic patients, although the medications are now being used for
a number of other purposes as well.
Some of the most common types of anticonvulsant drugs are:
- Depakote (valproate)
- Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Dilantin (phenytoin)
As more and more prescriptions are filled for anticonvulsant drugs, and
as physicians continue to prescribe anticonvulsants for off-label purposes,
consumers may be put at unnecessary risk of giving birth to children with
life-altering birth defects.
Potential Anticonvulsant Birth Defect Lawsuits
Over the past decade, a number of notable medical journals have devoted
time and energy towards examining the potential adverse effects of anticonvulsant
drugs. In 2001, the
New England Journal of Medicine published a study in which researchers concluded that anticonvulsant drugs
are one of the most common causes of potential harm to a fetus in utero.
Since then, a considerable amount of attention has been paid to the possible
link between anticonvulsant drugs, like Depakote, and the development
of life-altering birth defects among children. Children who are exposed
to Depakote in utero may be at risk of developing devastating birth defects
like spina bifida, heart defects, skeletal defects, fetal death, and more.
Anticonvulsant Drug Birth Defect Attorneys
In light of potential anticonvulsant drug birth defects, the FDA has advised
that physicians consider alternative treatments for women of childbearing
age, particularly for conditions not typically associated with permanent
injury or death.
If you were prescribed an anticonvulsant drug while pregnant and your child
was born with a serious birth defect or side effect, contact Bandas Law
Firm, P.C. today for a free initial consultation. You are not at fault
for any injuries caused by a dangerous drug and, with the help of a qualified
Corpus Christi dangerous drug attorney, you can hold the allegedly negligent
drug company liable for the injuries.
Call our office at (361) 238-2789 or submit an online contact form today.
We are experienced, compassionate, and committed to your full recovery.