A 10-year-old boy was awarded $15 million by an Illinois federal jury over claims that Abbott Laboratories’ did not adequately warn doctors that its anti-seizure and bipolar drug Depakote could cause severe birth defects, according to Law360. The jury deliberated nearly two full days, ultimately agreeing with attorneys for Stevie Gonzalez and his family that doctors who prescribed the drug to his mother, Christina Raquel, were not aware that there was at least a 10 percent chance that she could give birth to a baby with spina bifida or another major malformation. Raquel became pregnant with Gonzalez months after starting ... Read More
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