According to recent studies, scientists found that the use of Topamax by pregnant women can result in serious and catastrophic birth defects such as genital deformities, cleft palate, cleft lip and other serious defects including spinal bifida and other skeletal and fetal defects.
Topamax is an anti-convulsant prescribed to treat epileptic seizures by persons suffering from epilepsy, to prevent migraines and to people that suffer from bipolar disorder. Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder that causes people to have recurring and uncontrolled seizures. Unfortunately many families may have children that suffered from potential side effects of using Topamax including birth defects. Our experienced product liability attorneys welcome you to contact our office so that we can learn more about your experience and discuss your legal rights.
What is Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip?
Cleft palate and cleft lip are birth defects where parts of palate or lip dont fuse together as they typically do. This failure to fuse leaves an open groove that can go from the roof of the mouth up to the the nose. The problems associated with cleft lip and cleft palate also include trouble eating and communicating for the children that are victims of this type of defect. Reports have also shown that it can cause a child to have an increased rate of ear infections.
Holding the manufacturer liable
Many parents feel guilty that their children were born with these sort of birth defects. Our attorneys understand that these injuries indeed may not be your fault if a mother was taking Topamax or Topiramate during pregnancy. Studies have shown that these defects are possibly a dangerous side effect of taking Topamax or Topiramate.
The product liability team at Bernheim and Dolinsky, LLC have the experience, qualifications, and resources to assist you with your potential claim against the manufacturers of Topamax or Topiramate. The manufacturers, Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc. are both subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson. We are working to hold them responsible to compensate for the numerous children born with serious birth defects. Our attorneys are currently evaluating potential Topamax or Topiramate lawsuits for birth defects as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the potential risk. Bernheim and Dolinsky, LLC works purely on a contingency fee basis meaning that you are not responsible for any fees or costs until you recover monetary damages for the harms and losses caused.
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