February 4, 2017 / 12:52 AM / 3 years ago

Jury clears Abbott and AbbVie in Depakote birth defect trial

A federal jury in Ohio on Thursday found that drug manufacturers Abbott Laboratories Inc and AbbVie Inc were not responsible for birth defects in a boy whose mother took their antiepileptic drug Depakote while pregnant.

After a two-week trial in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio, jurors cleared Abbott and AbbVie of all claims in a lawsuit brought by Kevin and Christin Hutchens.

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