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No New Trial For Parents Suing Abbott Over Birth Defects

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 6:49 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday refused to grant a new trial to parents of a child born with birth defects who claimed that Abbott Laboratories Inc. didn't warn patients of the risks of its anticonvulsant drug Depakote, finding the jury wasn't given erroneous instructions.

In February, an Ohio federal jury cleared Abbott of allegations it failed to warn patients that Depakote caused birth defects in a trial brought by Kevin and Christin Hutchens, who claimed their son's birth defects were the result of his mother taking the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Hutchens et al v. Abbott Laboratories Inc., et al

Case Number



Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability


Christopher A. Boyko

Date Filed

January 27, 2014

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