Topamax Injury Lawsuits
Topamax is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epileptic seizures and chronic migraine headaches. In addition, Topamax can be used in conjunction with other drugs to treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Recent studies have shown a strong link between Topamax-use during pregnancy and birth defects.
If you or a loved one has used Topamax during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects, you may have a claim.
Contact a Topamax attorney at the Edwards Law Firm today to explore your legal options before it is too late.
Approved in 1996, Topamax was originally intended to treat epileptic seizures. In 2004, the FDA approved the use of Topamax to treat chronic migraine headaches as well. In addition to its two approved uses, Topamax has also been used off-label to treat:
- Bipolar disorder
- Certain eating disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Topiramate, the active ingredient in Topamax, works by diminishing irregular excitement in the brain which is responsible for seizure-related episodes
TOPAMAX SIDE EFFECTS
In March of 2011, the FDA released a statement to the public stating that Topamax can contribute to birth defects such as cleft palate and cleft lip in children whose mothers were administered the drug during the first trimester. Many women took Topamax without being adequately warned of the risks involved.
Studies have shown that expectant mothers who have taken the drug Topamax were over 20 times more likely to have children with deformities of the palate and lip. Other adverse side effects that are linked to Topamax use include:
- Craniofacial defects
- Spina bifida
- Lung and heart defects
- Neural tube defects
- Limb malformations
In light of these findings, Topamax has been placed in Pregnancy Category D, meaning that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on human data.
Over 800,000 people have been prescribed Topamax since it was first introduced to the market in 1996. If you or a loved one has given birth to a child with birth defects and used Topamax during pregnancy, contact a Topamax attorney at the Edwards Law Firm as soon as possible to see if you have a claim.
Everyone deserves representation if they have been affected by a dangerous drug, such as Topamax. If you believe that you or your loved ones have been a victim of the adverse side effects of Topamax, contact our dangerous drug lawyers today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our Topamax lawyers are dedicated to providing victims with superior legal help through the use of top experts and investigators.
At the Edwards Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers believe that drug companies should be held responsible for issues caused by dangerous medication.
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