Sodium Valproate scandal: compensation advice

hernia mesh compensation claims

If you have been affected by the Sodium Valproate scandal, we may be able to launch a No Win, No Fee claim for personal injury compensation for you.

Sodium Valproate is an anticonvulsant that is used to manage conditions such as epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as being used for women who suffer from migraines. The Sodium Valproate scandal stems from a lack of consent and advice about the substantial risks that an unborn baby can be exposed to when the mother has been taking it.

Anyone who has been affected by the scandal could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation now.

About the Sodium Valproate scandal

The Sodium Valproate scandal is about the lack of consent and knowledge some women have been subjected to when they were taking the drug before or during pregnancy. It has been estimated that thousands of people (in the UK and beyond) may have suffered from birth defects and/or developmental problems due to the drug being used by the mother. As it has been in use since the 1960’s, the number of people who could be affected could be substantial.

It is understood that problems about potential birth defects and abnormalities linked to the use of the drug have been known for the last 20 to 40 years. Despite this, issues over consent and knowledge of risks have been prevalent, leaving some women with no idea as to how their unborn baby could be affected by the drug whilst using it. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) estimated that the risk factor for neurodevelopmental problems can be as high as 40%, with a 10% risk of an infant developing physical abnormalities.

Clearly, given how significant the risks can be – both in terms of the risk factor and the outcomes – this is a serious medical matter that must be carefully managed. Anyone taking the drug who is pregnant or is considering pregnancy should seek immediate advice from their GP.

For those who have already been affected by problems that could be linked to the use of the drug, the damage has already been done. It now becomes a matter of a legal case for compensation that we may be able to help with.

Compensation for Sodium Valproate problems

If you have been affected by the Sodium Valproate scandal, we may be able to help you. Whether you are affected directly due to your mother taking the drug, or you are looking at help for your child or a relative, there is legal action you could take.

Anyone who has suffered any kind of injury could be entitled to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. This could come in the form of a medical negligence claim in respect of any lack of advice and/or consent, or it could be a case against a manufacturer. We can provide a free, no-obligation claims assessment where we can determine if we are able to pursue a legal case for compensation for you.

No Win, No Fee compensation claim

Having assessed your potential Sodium Valproate compensation case, if we believe that there are reasonable grounds to be able to pursue a case, we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis. We can work this way as we are true believers in access to justice, and we want to make sure that anyone who has the right to claim can do so safely.

In short, our No Win, No Fee legal representation means that we can waive our legal fees if the case does not succeed, subject to the agreed terms and conditions.

Speak to the team now for free, no-obligation advice here.

The content of this post/page was considered accurate at the time of the original posting and/or at the time of any posted revision. The content of this page may, therefore, be out of date. The information contained within this page does not constitute legal advice. Any reliance you place on the information contained within this page is done so at your own risk.

Request a Callback from our team!

Fill out our quick call back form below and we’ll contact you when you’re ready to talk to us.
All fields marked * are required.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.