Topamax (generic: topiramate) is an anticonvulsant medication used in the treatment of adults who are prone to seizures and chronic migraines. Unfortunately, Topamax has been linked to the development of cleft lip, cleft palate, cranial malformations and many more adverse health effects in newborns.
Do I Have a Topamax Lawsuit? 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 has given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect after taking Topamax while pregnant, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Topamax lawsuit.
UPDATE: $11 Million Topamax Jury Award Survives Appeal by Janssen
May 7, 2014 — A judge in Philadelphia has ruled that an $11 million award to the family of Brayden Gurley will survive appeal, and Janssen will not receive a new trial.
March 10, 2014 — A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $3 million to the family of 5 year-old Payton Anderson, a boy who was born with cleft lip. His mother took Topamax during pregnancy to treat migraine headaches. Click here to read more.
October 31, 2013 — Janssen Pharmaceuticals is facing 134 lawsuits in Philadelphia from women who took Topamax during pregnancy and had a baby with a birth defect. The first lawsuit was awarded $4 million by a jury that deliberated for less than an hour before finding Janssen liable for failing to warn about Topamax birth defects. Click here to read more.
Topamax was introduced into the U.S. market as an anticonvulsant drug. However, it is intended to prevent the symptoms of both seizures and chronic migraines before they happen. Unfortunately, studies have recently linked Topamax to the development of severe, life-threatening congenital birth defects in children whose mothers used the medication while pregnant.
On March 4, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding the increased risk of congenital birth defects in babies who were born to women taking Topamax. As a result, The FDA has required that Topamax be placed in Pregnancy Category D because of the conclusive evidence linking the drug to birth defects in children.
Side Effects of Topamax
Topamax side effects include the following:
- Birth defects
- Cleft palate and cleft lip
- Upper respiratory infection
- Cranial defects
Topamax Class Action Lawsuit Information
Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been hit with over 100 lawsuits involving children who were born with birth defects after their mother took Topamax during pregnancy. Several have been awarded multi-million dollar jury awards. These cases are not part of a Topamax class action lawsuit — instead, they are individual lawsuits filed by families who hired an attorney to fight for compensation on behalf of their child.
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