Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure drug for epilepsy that is also commonly used to prevent migraine headaches. Unfortunately, when it is used during pregnancy, it can significantly increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect — especially cleft lip and cleft palate, which require surgical correction very early in the child’s life.
Need a Texas Topamax Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had a baby with a birth defect caused by Topamax, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Topamax Class Action Lawsuit Information
In November 2013, a jury in Pennsylvania ordered Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay an eye-opening $11 million in compensation and punitive damages to the family of Brayden Gurley, a baby who was born with severe cleft palate and other defects after his mother took Topamax during pregnancy. Although Janssen appealed the verdict as excessive, a judge ruled in May 2014 that it will stand and Janssen will not receive a new trial.
Hundreds of Topamax lawsuits are now pending in courtrooms throughout the United States, and several have been awarded multi-million dollar jury verdicts. These cases are not part of a Topamax class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that were filed on behalf of children with birth defects. Plaintiffs accuse Janssen of failing to warn pregnant women about the risk of birth defects.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a Topamax class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of children who were born with serious birth defects. Our attorneys provide personal legal representation, free case evaluations, and we typically work on contingency-fee.
About Class Actions
Class actions are ideal when thousands of people have the same legal claim, such as reimbursement for purchasing a defective product. It wouldn’t make financial sense for everyone to file a lawsuit alone. By consolidating claims into one lawsuit, plaintiffs can reduce legal expenses and seek compensation on behalf of the entire group.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Topamax Class Action
Topamax is associated with birth defects — one of the most devastating drug side effects. Children born with cleft lip and/or palate often need surgery, which can cause pain and suffering, medical expenses, and permanent disfigurement.
Our lawyers file individual lawsuits because we believe each of our clients deserves a personal legal representative to fight for maximum compensation on their behalf. Class actions can have disadvantages like higher attorneys’ fees or a blanket “low-ball” settlement offer. Instead of a class action, we file individual lawsuits against manufacturers of defective drugs.
Need a Topamax Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Topamax lawyers for a free lawsuit review.