(PRWEB) May 03, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provides free online educational resources to the public with regards to the potential dangers of prescription medications, hereby reports that a Depakote side effects lawsuit has been filed in Chicago that by a woman who alleges that her use of this medication while pregnant led to the formation of a penile birth defect in her son.
This Depakote side effects lawsuit was filed on April 16, 2012 in the Cook County Court against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturers of Depakote. The case was assigned number 2012L004008, and the lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff, Keona S. Clay, used Depakote while she was pregnant in 2010. The plaintiff further alleges that as a result of using Depakote while she was pregnant that her son was born with a condition known as hypospadias, which is a birth defect of the penis.
The court documents claim that “[t]his 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. The plaintiff seeks damages for the medical costs associated with correcting this alleged Depakote side effect as well as a recovery for other costs and damages incurred.
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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.