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New Lawsuit Filed on Depakote Birth Defects: Severe Adverse Events

May 25, 2012

According to court documents, on January 18th 2012, an Illinois woman, Rhealyn Alexander, filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv00052) alleging that her daughter was born with severe birth defects caused by her use of Depakote. Depakote, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. In December 2010 and January 2011 more than two dozen parents sued Abbott Laboratories (St. Clair County Circuit Court 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. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Depakote severe adverse events. [http://www.attorneyone.com/depakote/ .

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2012

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than children who suffer from Depakote Side Effects. 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 January 18th 2012, an Illinois woman, Rhealyn Alexander, filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Southern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv00052) against Abbott Laboratories alleging that her daughter was born with severe birth defects caused by her use of Depakote. Depakote, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. In the lawsuit Alexander alleges that after using Depakote during her pregnancy, her daughter was born with spina bifida. According to the Spina Bifida Association, spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. It occurs when the spine of the baby fails to close during the first months of pregnancy.

In December 2010 and January 2011 more than two dozen parents sued Abbott Laboratories (St. Clair County Circuit Court 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.

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 adverse events, 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.”

According the New England Journal of Medicine study published in June 2010, the risk of spina bifida from Depakote may be 12 times higher with use of the medication during pregnancy. In late 2009, the FDA required the updating of the warning label on Depakote to ensure that women of child-bearing age are aware of the risk of major birth defects.

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/2012/5/prweb9535426.htm.

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