Corpus Christi Drug Injury Lawyers, Serving Nueces County
Although most prescription medications contain side effect warnings right
on their labels, this adverse event information may not tell the whole
story. In fact, some believe that many pharmaceutical companies intentionally
conceal the most serious side effects associated with their drugs in an
effort to make their product more appealing to consumers. This deceptive
practice only increases a consumer’s risk of suffering from major
side effects, especially women who take these medications while pregnant.
If you took Topamax during pregnancy and your child was born with a severe
birth defect, Bandas Law Firm, P.C. can help. Contact our experienced
Corpus Christi drug injury attorneys today for a free initial consultation,
and discuss the benefits of filing a Topamax lawsuit against the drug
maker, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical (Johnson & Johnson).
We can be reached online or by phone at (361) 238-2789. All initial consultations
are completely free and confidential.
The anticonvulsant Topamax (topiramate) was initially approved by the FDA
in 1996 as a treatment option for patients suffering from epilepsy, and
the drug was particularly indicated for generalized tonic-clonic and partial
onset seizures associated with the condition. In 2004, the FDA approved
Topamax for an additional use: the treatment and prevention of migraine
headaches, a severely debilitating condition that affects more than 30
million men and women in the United States alone. Since Topamax was introduced,
it has become one of the most popular antiepileptic drugs on the market
and is one of the most common prescriptions filled for migraine headaches,
Topamax Side Effects & Birth Defects
As more and more Americans are prescribed anticonvulsant medications, like
Topamax, to treat a variety of conditions, significant attention has been
directed to the recent influx of Topamax side effect studies and birth
defect warnings issued by the Food and Drug Administration. Mounting evidence
has suggested that women who take Topamax during pregnancy may have a
significantly increased risk of giving birth to children with one or more
serious birth defects.
Among the birth defects potentially linked to Topamax use in pregnancy are:
- Cleft palate
- Cleft lip
In light of this pregnancy risk, the FDA recently elevated the pregnancy
category of Topamax from C to D, which is the second highest warning the
FDA has for regulating dangerous drugs.
Topamax Attorneys for the Victims of Birth Defects
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a dangerous drug, do
not hesitate to contact the Corpus Christi drug injury attorneys at Bandas
Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible. With an experienced personal injury
lawyer on your side, you can navigate the legal process and improve your
chances of an agreeable outcome.
Contact our qualified drug injury lawyers today at (361) 238-2789 to protect
your legal rights and pursue financial compensation for your injuries,
medical bills, and pain and suffering.