Federal Jury Awards $15 Million To 10 Year-Old Boy Suffering From Spina Bifida.

It is not at all uncommon for a birthing injury to have been preventable by appropriate medical care and treatment for mothers during the pre-natal period, as well as by immediate and necessary responses to any complications that may arise during childbirth and delivery. When a medical professional fails to exercise the standard of care called for under the circumstances, and the mother or child sustains a substantial injury as a result thereof, then you may bring a personal injury claim for money damages. Our expert Massachusetts birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience representing our Massachusetts clients and recovering millions of dollars in damages.

A federal jury in East St. Louis, Illinois has awarded $15 million to a 10 year-old boy whose mother blamed his birth defect on AbbVie Inc.’s bipolar disorder drug Depakote that she took while pregnant. Jurors in the federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois awarded compensatory damages to Stevie Gonzalez, who was born with spina bifida. His mother, Christina Raquel, said she was not adequately warned about a risk of birth defects when she took Depakote while pregnant. Jurors awarded no punitive damages during a second phase of the trial. Stevie is not alone with respect to his lawsuit. In fact, about 700 injury claims related to Depakote already are pending in federal and state courts.

Ms. Raquel claims that Stevie was born in 2007 with birth defects after she took Depakote to treat her bipolar disorder while she was pregnant. She alleges that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings to her psychiatrists regarding the risk of birth defects associated with Depakote use.

If you or a loved one has suffered substantial injuries during birth, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation. So please call our expert Boston, MA birth injury attorneys by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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