Scoliosis, or the abnormal curvature of the spine, affects 2% to 3% of the U.S. population, or approximately 6 to 9 people in the country. Although the onset of scoliosis usually appears between ages 10 and 15, some develop this disease during infancy or early childhood. When signs and symptoms of scoliosis appear between birth and 3 years of age, it is called infantile scoliosis.
Your baby might be suffering from scoliosis if:
- A bulge appears on one side of the chest
- The baby consistently lies curved on one side
- The baby is suffering from conditions affecting the lungs or the heart
- The baby is difficult to feed because of shortness of breath
- The baby is restless or irritated because of chest pain
Several studies have shown links between infantile scoliosis and the migraine drug Depakote taken during pregnancy. If you believe your child’s scoliosis has resulted from taking this drug, our team of defective pharmaceutical attorneys at Williams Hart is here to help assess your situation. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to learn if your circumstances qualify you to file a claim against the manufacturer involved.
The verdict, won by Williams Hart attorneys and partners including John Eddie, John Boundas, Sejal Brahmbhatt, Margot Trevino, and Brian Abramson, continues to reverberate in the legal community and make national news. This award includes $23 million in punitive damages in addition to $15 million in compensatory damages. Expect more coverage in the coming weeks. This is a great verdict, and exemplifies the jury trial leadership for which Williams Hart is known.
The verdict against Abbott was due to the fact that Abbott underplayed the risk of birth defects, making it appear that Depakote had about the same level as other anti-epileptic drugs available. As John Eddie and John were able to argue, in reality it was the most dangerous anti-epileptic drug.
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Williams Hart attorney Sejal Brahmbhatt will be speaking next month at the Mass Torts Made Perfect seminar taking place in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will run from October 9-11, and Sejal is scheduled to speak at 3:15 pm on Thursday, October 10th, and will be discussing the latest news regarding Depakote lawsuits.
Mass Torts Made Perfect is a legal seminar that aims to help attorneys succeed by giving them an opportunity to attend seminars from some of the best and most successful attorneys in the country. To learn more about Mass Torts Made Perfect, click here.