Posts Tagged 'depakote'

$15 Million Awarded in Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit

depakote birth defect lawsuit results in 15 million dollar verdictA St. Louis jury has awarded a Minnesota girl $15 million for numerous birth defects found to have been caused by the antiepileptic drug Depakote, which her mother took while pregnant. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, although Abbott Laboratories is named in the lawsuit as the manufacturer of Depakote, AbbVie, Inc., a spinoff company, will be held financially responsible. This will present more legal ...

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Epilepsy Drug Lawsuit Results in $15 Million Verdict

abbott abbvie epilepsy drug lawsuit results in verdictWe recently posted an update detailing the 4.3% rise in AbbVie’s first-quarter profits. One year ago, the pharmaceutical giant posted profits of $980 million for the first three months of 2014. That, apparently, wasn’t enough. The first three months of 2015 saw profits of $1.02 billion for the Androgel manufacturer.

Profit is not a bad thing. Profit is how bills are paid, families are fed, and companies are motivated ...

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