A lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Depakote, an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug. The suit alleges that plaintiffs suffered from birth defects, including spina bifida, due to their mothers’ use of the drug during pregnancy.
The lawsuit, Battle, et al vs. Abbot Laboratories, was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court on June 1, 2012. The lead plaintiff, Nicholas Battle, was born with spina bifida, as were several of the other plaintiffs. Other… [read post