Category: Depakote

The team at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, would like to congratulate our co-counsel, Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, on achieving a $38,000,000 verdict for a catastrophically injured child and her grandparents. A St. Louis jury awarded $23 million in punitive damages on top of $15 million in actual damages to the 12-year-old girl, who was born with spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure drug Depakote while pregnant. Spina bifida occurs when a child’s spinal column fails to close all… Read More

The Board of Directors for Abbott Laboratories, the Chicago-based pharmaceutical company that manufacturers Depakote, has been accused of ignoring the company’s illegal conduct in marketing the epilepsy drug. The current lawsuit stems from allegations that Abbott downplayed Depakote’s risks for years, which resulted in the company paying $1.6 billion to settle federal and state claims in 2012. Stockholder Says Board of Directors Knew What Was Going On A stockholder of Abbott Laboratories has alleged that a majority of the company’s… Read More

The pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories, Inc., was ordered this month to pay a $500 million criminal fine after pleading guilty to unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for uses not approved as safe and effective, the U.S. Justice Department announced in a press release. It’s the second largest criminal fine for a single drug. The criminal fine handed down by U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson of the Western District of Virginia is part of a larger $1.5 billion… Read More

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