Are you a woman took TopAMAX (also known as Topiramate) during pregnancy? And was your child born with health problems? If the answer is “yes” to both these questions, then you may have grounds to sue.
TopAMAX is a medication that doctors use to treat epilepsy, seizures and migraines and is part of a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. On March 4, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data suggesting that babies born to women who took Topamax during their first trimester have an increased risk of birth defects.
Unfortunately, many women who took the drug while pregnant were not warned about the potential defects that Topamax could cause. Some of the most common risks associated with this medication for unborn children include:
- cleft palate
- cleft lip
- hypospadias (a condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under the surface of the penis)
If you have a child who was born with any of these birth defects and you were taking TopAMAX while pregnant, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- your child’s pain and suffering
- medical bills
- long-term therapy/rehabilitation bills
- emotional trauma
If you believe that you and your child experienced the negative effects of TopAMAX, we will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Stapleton & Barrera for a free consultation now!