(PRWEB) November 09, 2011
The Consumer Justice Foundation, which is a for-profit corporation comprised of a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to bring awareness to the public regarding the potential dangers of different prescription medications, hereby alerts the public that a Depakote birth defects lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of the medication that is prescribed to help patients with seizure disorders.
This Depakote birth defects lawsuit was filed on October 17, 2011 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois, and the case number for the lawsuit is 11-L-0583. The case was filed by plaintiff Rhealyn Alexander on behalf of her daughter, who was born in October of 2007 with spina bifida, which is a condition that’s the result of a neural tube malformation that occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Plaintiff Alexander states that she was taking Depakote during the first trimester of her pregnancy to help her treat a seizure disorder and that her daughter was born with spina bifida and neural tube defects. The plaintiff alleges that these birth defects were the result of Depakote side effects. She further alleges in her Depakote birth defects lawsuit that Abbott Laboratories was negligent and that the manufacturer knew of the risks of Depakote side effects that could develop in unborn children of mothers who used the medication during the first trimester of pregnancy but that Abbott Laboratories failed to warn physicians and consumers of these risks. The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from Abbott Laboratories as compensation for her daughter’s medical expenses, the plaintiff’s lost income and the expenses associated with court costs and fees.
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The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site is located at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a public resource that’s been built and maintained by a group of concerned professionals who want to provide general information for consumers regarding the potential dangers involved with the use of Depakote while pregnant. This resource is not to be considered as medical or legal advice, which should only be dispensed by a licensed medical doctor or a Depakote lawyer.