Depakote is used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines. In the 30 years since its approval, many patients have claimed Depakote caused severe harm and side effects, including birth defects, and now they are filing lawsuits.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Depakote for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines. While the drug has helped patients manage difficult disorders and debilitating headaches, patients who have taken the drug have also reported horrific side effects.
One of Depakote’s more severe side effects is birth defects to fetuses, leading to the FDA issuing strong warnings about its risks when taken by women during pregnancy. Victims of birth defects and other severe side effects caused by Depakote have fought back in court through lawsuits. Several cases have already gone to trial with more new lawsuits being filed every month.