Hiring a Depakote Attorney and Lawyer
UPDATED: August 5, 2019
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Depakote, a drug used to treat certain psychiatric conditions, migraine headaches and seizure disorders, is associated with serious side effects, the most pronounced being birth defects, such as cleft palate, spina bifida, learning disabilities and behavior problems. Use of sodium valproate during pregnancy, an ingredient in Depakote, has also been linked to incidences of autism.
If you suspect that a loved one has been injured due to the use of Depakote, it may be difficult to know what to do or where to start. How do you know if you have a case? It’s important to consider contacting a Depakote lawyer as soon as possible. While doing so is no guarantee that you can move forward with a winning case, you will at the very least know your rights, and if there is still time, be able to decide whether or not you want to pursue litigation as a means to compensate you and your loved one for your losses.
Why so much emphasis on seeing a Depakote attorney right away? Many people don’t know that each state has a time limit within which people are allowed to file certain types of lawsuits. Personal injury type lawsuits usually have a limit of 2 years, but it depends on the state. This time limit, called a statute of limitations, effectively bars lawsuits that are not filed within the specified time frame.
So it’s important to speak to a Depakote attorney right away, but how do you find such a specialist? People often find what they need by asking friends, family, neighbors and/or work colleagues for referrals. If you already have an attorney that you have worked with in another field, such as estate planning or family law, you might ask that attorney if he or she knows of an expert in this area. The internet has become a great source for finding highly specialized experts. You can post information about your case here or on the right hand side of this page, where it is sent to an attorney who practices drug liability law for review.
Check out the following articles for more information about Depakote, filing a Depakote lawsuit and finding a Depakote attorney.
- For more information about Depakote, see Depakote: Overview.
- For more information about Depakote side effects, see Depakote Side Effects: Birth Defects – Spina Bifida.
- To find out more about the FDA warning, see Depakote Information and Warnings.
- If you would like to learn more about Depakote lawsuits, see Depakote Lawsuits, Litigation & Lawyers.