The antiepileptic medication Topamax® has been the subject of a new warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the drug can cause cleft lip, cleft palate, and genital malformations. These extremely serious conditions can cause permanent damage and disability for a child, and families who have been harmed by Topamax have the right to seek compensation for their injuries.
Free Confidential Case Review: If you or a loved one took Topamax during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and/or medical expenses by filing a Topamax lawsuit.
What’s the problem?
In light of new birth defect research gathered by the FDA, the administration has enhanced Topamax’s classification to a Pregnancy Category D drug, meaning that there is evidence from human clinical testing of fetal risk. Data from the North American Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Pregnancy Registry indicate a significant risk for oral clefts in infants exposed to Topamax during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Topamax Off-Label Uses
It is illegal to prescribe drugs for off-label uses, since the Food & Drug Administration has not formally approved such use. Common off-label uses of Topamax include treatment for infantile spasms (West syndrome), myoclonic seizures, weight loss, nerve conditions, and the prevention of migraine headaches.
Claims are currently being reviewed by law firms nationwide as a result of the drug manufacturers’ failure to adequately research Topamax or warn about the potential risk of birth defects when the drug is used by pregnant women.
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We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new Topamax cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one took Topamax during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and/or medical expenses by filing a Topamax Class Action Lawsuit.