Pregnant women prescribed drugs without pre-warning of risks

July 13th, 2022

Sodium valproate is a drug frequently prescribed to treat epilepsy.

It has been found that this drug, when prescribed to pregnant women, carries a risk of harm to the unborn child. A recent article published by The Times suggests that doctors knew of this risk as early as 1973, however it is still being prescribed today with patients not being advised of the risks. The article can be found here. 

If you have been prescribed sodium valproate without having been told of the risks, and your child has been born with injuries due to this, you may be able to pursue a claim for clinical negligence.

Claims against a Trust can be brought up to 3 years after a death, or 3 years after the 18th birthday of a child. In some cases, there would be no time limit, and we can advise you on this.

Verisona Law is a part of the Metamorph Group which means we are able to offer a wider range of services to clients through our sister companies. If you would like to get in touch about a query relating to this, please contact us on 0345 124 5995 or 0161 837 6821.