Topamax is a medication originally prescribed to treat epilepsy and migraines. However, like many prescription medications, doctors and medical professionals have found additional uses for the drug, such as a treatment for obesity, smoking cessation, cluster headaches, and alcoholism. Despite the breadth of ailments the drug addresses, it has been linked to serious side effects that every woman taking the medication should be aware of.
In 2011, the FDA issued a warning that babies exposed to Topamax while in the womb may have an increased risk of developing birth defects, including cleft palate and cleft lip. These physical deformities can require painful and expensive procedures to correct, putting your child through unnecessary pain and suffering. And even with corrective surgery, lifelong scars can lead to psychological problems, such as low self-esteem and social anxiety.
If you were prescribed Topamax and your child was born with a cleft palate or lip, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Topamax birth defect lawyers will fully investigate the cause of your child’s condition and hold the manufacturer financially responsible. We have more than 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of drug injury victims, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you. Call today for your free claim evaluation.