threat from Depakote remains
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Keona S. Klay and her son, Christian Clay, who filed a Depakote Lawsuit. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on April 16th 2012, a Chicago woman, Keona S. Clay filed a lawsuit in Cook County Court against Abbott Laboratories (case no. 2012L004008) alleging that her son was born with penile birth defect because she took the drug Depakote during pregnancy. Depakote is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. In the lawsuit Clay alleges that her son was born in April 2010 “with a birth defect known as hypospadia. This injury was caused by his mother’s ingestion of Depakote during pregnancy, and specifically, during her first trimester of pregnancy.” Hypospadia is a penile defect in which the urethra of the male is deformed, usually growing on the underside of the penis. Plaintiff seeks damages for product liability and negligence.
The study published in June 2010 by the New England Journal of Medicine mentions that the risk of spina bifida from Depakote may be 12 times higher with use of the medication during pregnancy.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Depakote severe birth defects, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Depakote remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In December 2010 and January 2011 more than two dozen parents sued Abbott Laboratories (Case No.10-L-651, 11-L-27 & 11-L-143) claiming that Depakote caused birth defects in their children ranging from spina bifida to heart conditions.
According to the June 2011 FDA MedWatch Safety Alert, study results have indicated that children born to mothers who took valproate sodium or related products (incl. Depakote) throughout their pregnancy tend to score lower on IQ and other cognitive tests than children born to mothers who took other anti-seizure medications during pregnancy.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Depakote lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a law firm. They offer a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best representation for their legal needs. You can learn more about Depakote at our website. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9443906.htm.