New Lawsuit Alleges Depakote Marketed for Unapproved Uses: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide Advice for Legal Counsel

On August 17, Bloomberg published that a federal court complaint was filed accusing Abbott Labs of racketeering in an effort to promote Depakote for unapproved uses. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Depakote side effects.

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Depakote: serious adverse events

Depakote: serious adverse events

What all this information really illustrates is that the alleged threat from Depakote remains

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013

AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently and is now actively providing expert opinion in view of the recent news on Depakote lawsuits.

On August 17, Bloomberg published that a federal court complaint was filed accusing Abbott Labs of racketeering in an effort to promote Depakote for unapproved uses (case no. 1:2013cv05865, Illinois Northern District Court). Depakote (valproate) is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder), epilepsy and to prevent migraine headaches. According to the article, Abbott Labs "last year agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle state and federal claims it promoted the drug’s use to treat bi-polar mania and to prevent migraine headaches".

As The Wall Street Journal published* on August 22, Dr. Reddy's launched a generic version of Depakote ER with a warning for life-threatening adverse reactions. The serious adverse reactions include hepatotoxicity (and fatalities), fetal risk, and pancreatitis among others.

Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in cases of severe complications, allegedly from Depakote. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations at AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that the alleged threat from Depakote remains. For that reason," he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”

According to court data, on April 29, several plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2013cv00414) alleging serious birth defects caused by their mothers’ ingestion of Depakote during pregnancy. The plaintiffs claim that they were born with “spina bifida, heart defects and neural tube defects, among other congenital malformations and birth defects” because of their mothers’ ingestion of Depakote.

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 Attorney One at our website http://www.attorneyone.com. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11267881.htm

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