If you took Topamax while you were pregnant and your child was born with a cleft lip, cleft palate or another birth defect, you may be eligible to file a Topamax lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Ortho-McNeill Neurologics. By filing a Topamax lawsuit, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other injuries.

Here is a fact that might surprise you: Even though it is one of the most commonly prescribed medications to treat migraines and epilepsy in the U.S., studies suggest that babies born to mothers who take Topamax, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 1996, may be at an increased risk for giving birth to babies with birth defects. Was your child one of the unfortunate victims of the side effects of Topamax?

Topamax Lawsuit: Cleft Lips, Cleft Palates, and Other Birth Defects

In July 2008, a study was published in Neurology magazine that tested 203 pregnant Topamax users. Here’s what they found: Out of 178 births contained in the study, 16 children were born with birth defects.  This number is 16 times greater than the average number of children born with birth defects.  What’s more, four out of those 16 children were born with cleft lips or cleft palates. Children exposed to Topamax were also more likely to develop genital defects as well as fetal and skeletal malfunctions.

If you took Topamax during your pregnancy and your child suffered any of these severe side effects, you may be able to file a Topamax lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Ortho-McNeill Neurologics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The company may be held liable for failing to warn its users (i.e. you) of the drug’s dangerous side effects. Should the company be found responsible for injuries in a Topamax lawsuit, they will have to compensate the victim.

Who Can File a Topamax Lawsuit?

That’s easy!  If you took Topamax during pregnancy to treat your migraines or epileptic seizures and your child was born with birth defects, you may be eligible to file a Topamax lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries and expenses.

How Do I File a Topamax Lawsuit?    

Contact one of our Topamax injury attorneys today for a free assessment of your potential Topamax lawsuit and find out if you are eligible for compensation.  The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through the legal process. Call us today at (877) 779-1414.

Published November 17, 2011 by