Depakote didn't disclose fast enough, and caused Osteoporosis.
My name is Perky Knoll, I am almost 32. I have had epilepsy since I was 5. In about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis due to Depakote. I had been on depakote since I was 9 or 10 years of age. They did not have on the label at that time that it causes bone density loss. I did not even know that it did, until I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis, and My neurologist took me off the stuff right away. I am starting this petition to help others with similar problems, for a possible class action lawsuit. To send a message to these drug companies that they need to figure these things out ahead of time. That they really mess up peoples bodies, and need to be held accountable. I had brain surgery and had to have 25% of my right temporal lobe removed to try to get rid of my epilepsy. I still have seizures. I have a lot of back issues. MULTIPLE SPINAL FRACTURES. Severe Degenerative Disc Disorder. Last time I checked the bottom 3 discs have no vertebrae in between them so the discs rub on each other. I also have osteoarthritis. I BEG YOU. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAVE TAKEN DEPAKOTE, FOR 5+ YEARS AND HAVE BONE ISSUES SIGN THIS PETITION. I WILL BE PUTTING THIS IF I GET A LOT OF SIGNATURES TO A LAWYER.... A VERY GOOD ONE, AND WE WILL NOT LET THESE THINGS GO UNANSWERED FOR. GOD BLESS AND I PRAY THAT THINGS GET SET RIGHT..
THIS IS A PIC OF ME AFTER MY BRAIN SURGERY. I HAVE 3 PLATES IN MY HEAD AND AM HAVING ISSUES WITH MY NERVES GROWING BACK ON MY RIGHT SIDE.