Abbott engaged in racketeering when it led an effort to market Depakote for unapproved uses
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 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 and potential Depakote Recall lawsuit.
As Businessweek published on August 16, a new lawsuit alleges that Abbott engaged in racketeering when it led an effort to market 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. According to the article, Abbott last year agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle claims it promoted Depakote's use to treat bipolar mania and to prevent migraine headaches.
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.
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 case of alleged Depakote serious complications. As Sean 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, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
A new study published on March 6th, in the international neuroscience journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, revealed that valproate (Depakote) is linked with birth defects. The results of the study revealed that there were statistically significant associations between valproate exposure and spina bifida, malformations of the heart and great vessels, digits, and skull bones, among others.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Depakote lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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