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Three topics to discuss with a potential Depakote attorney

Families who believe that their loved one was born with congenital defects as a result of ingesting Depakote may want to file a claim against the drug maker. Through the legal process, victims and their families may pursue justice and financial compensation from those responsible. As such, it is important to consider the following when […]

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Man with Birth Defect Allegedgely Associated with Depakote Drug Sues Abbott

21-year-old Jasper James of South Carolina filed charges against drug giant Abbott Laboratories on the claim that he suffered birth defects when he was born. Jasper said in a complaint that he suffered birth defects when he was born because his mother took Depakote while she was still pregnant with him. James allegedly has spina bifida, […]

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What is tetralogy of Fallot?

A birth defect linked to the use of Depakote during pregnancy, tetralogy of Fallot, is a condition that occurs when a child’s heart fails to form correctly. Tetralogy of Fallot is linked to four main heart problems, including ventricle septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy, overriding aorta, and pulmonary stenosis. Tetralogy of Fallot is sometimes accompanied […]

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Grandmother begins awareness campaign for cleft lip and palate

A grandmother from Corpus Christi has now begun a fundraiser in order to raise awareness and funds for her grandchild who was born with a cleft lip and palate. The child went through 17 surgeries that were unsuccessful before he was involved with Operation Smile. His grandma has now joined the program in order to […]

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Abbott Laboratories to pay $1.6 billion to settle Depakote case

Monday, Abbott Laboratories announced that they would be paying $1.6 billion in order to settle claims that they practice illegal marketing for the drug, Depakote. Abbott Labs was charged with marketing their antiseizure drugs for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The company then plead guilty to misbranding, which has […]

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Mother files lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories after son born with hypospadius

A Chicago mother has claimed that her son’s penile birth defect was caused by the use of Depakote during pregnancy. According to the lawsuit, the woman claims that Abbott Laboratories failed to disclose to patients who took the medication during pregnancy may face an increased risk of  their child developing birth defects. Depakote is an […]

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Study: Antiepileptic medication use in bipolar disorder patients

A new study has been done on the use of anitepileptic medication in order to treat bipolar disorder to determine whether the use of this medication has increased the risk of suicide in patients. The study was done on patients with bipolar disorder who were taking one of three medications including, Lamictal, Depakote, and Tegretol. […]

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Warning system for seizures could help to stop false alarms

Nearly one third of all people that suffer from epilepsy (roughly 50 million) can not be treated with medication. Because of this, other treatment is usually sought in these situations and one of these includes a brain implant that that shoots  electricity through the brain to stop the seizure before they begin. One issue that […]

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‘Epilepsy Awareness Week’ honored this week in Wisconsin

The Governor of Wisconsin has stated that the state will be honoring ‘Epilepsy Awareness Week’ this week. In order to start the week off, students wore purple on Monday so that they could raise awareness for the condition. Epilepsy affects one in every 26 people in American and this week will help to not only […]

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Surgery may be more beneficial then medication when treating epilepsy

A surgical procedure may now be the best way to combat seizures from occurring in epilepsy patients. Recently, there have been more and more evidence that shows that performing surgical procedures on patients that have drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy will help relieve them of seizures. In a study done on the surgical procedures, the patients […]

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