Abbott Laboratories Inc. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company’s unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Jasmine Arrowood. 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 June 8th, 2012, lead plaintiff Jasmine Arrowood and 26 others filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court (case no. 12-L-312) alleging their children suffered from various birth defects caused by the use of 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. Because of their mothers' ingestion of Depakote, the plaintiffs' children have suffered severe and permanent injuries including mental developmental delays, heart defects and spina bifida among others, plaintiffs claim.
The New England Journal of Medicine study published in June 2010 revealed 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 severe adverse events from Depakote, 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.”
As the FDA published on May 7th, 2012, the Office of Criminal Investigations and the US Department of Justice press release informed that Abbott Laboratories Inc. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company’s unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Depakote lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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