Topamax Lawsuits for Birth Defects
Topamax lawsuits may be an option for those who have delivered a child with a cleft lip or cleft palate following use of the drug during pregnancy. The migraine and epilepsy drug has been linked to an increased risk of oral birth defects, and women who delivered infants with cleft palates or cleft lips after taking Topamax during pregnancy may have legal recourse. To find out if you can participate in a lawsuit to recover financial compensation, fill out our no cost, no obligation case review form today.
According to research, Topamax (generic: Topiramate) has been linked to an increased risk of oral birth defects, including cleft lips and cleft palates. In March 2011, the FDA announced that data from the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry found that 1.4% of infants exposed to the drug during pregnancy, specifically the first trimester, developed oral birth defects, compared to .38% to .55% of infants exposed to other antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy. Before this FDA announcement regarding birth defects, a small study linked the use of Topamax during pregnancy to an increased risk of birth defects. Specifically, the study, the results of which were released in July 2008, found that infants born to women who used the migraine and antiepileptic drug during pregnancy developed a birth defect at a rate of 11 times higher than the general population of newborns.
Filing a Topamax Lawsuit
Drug manufacturers are required, at the very least, to warn patients of the potential side effects associated with their products. Due to the failure to warn of birth defects, women who took the drug and bore children with oral birth defects may have legal recourse. To find out if you are eligible for a lawsuit, complete our free case review form today. Depending on the details of your claim, you may be eligible to collect compensation for medical bills, special care and other damages through legal action. There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, so do not hesitate to take advantage of this free online case evaluation today.