If you or a loved one took Topamax while pregnant or its generic version, Topiramate, and gave birth to a child with a cleft lip, cleft palate or other birth defect, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Researchers have found that women who use Topiramate or Topamax while pregnant are 21-times more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects.
Mothers who took Topamax during pregnancy have given birth to children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other oral birth defects. These children may also be at an increased risk of other congenital birth defects, including genital birth defects, limb malformations, heart defects, lung defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), hypospadias, craniofacial defects and neural tube defects.
In May 2010, the manufacturers of Topamax pleaded guilty to illegally promoting Topamax for unapproved psychiatric uses for which it was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. As a part of a settlement, the two companies were forced to pay fines of more than $81 million for marketing Topamax for conditions such as bipolar disorder, weight loss, alcohol dependency and others.
To speak with an experienced lawyer about filing a Topamax lawsuit, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form on the right side of this page.