Mothers who have given birth to children with birth defects after taking the anti-seizure medication Topamax or its generic form topiramate may have the ability to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the drug.
In March, the FDA announced that Topamax had been linked to an increased risk of oral birth defects like cleft palate and cleft lip when pregnant mother took the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Treatment of oral birth defects often requires extensive surgery which can result in huge medical bills. The treatment of a cleft palate can require several surgeries stretched out over time as the child continues to develop, placing an enormous financial hardship on the family.
In addition to medical bills caring for a child with a birth defect can be extremely expensive due certain special need the child may require. Children with oral birth defects many times require additional treatment for complications that are caused by the defect, like dental and speech problems.
Parents of an affected child may be able to recover compensation for many of these expenses by seeking damages through legal action.
Topamax birth defect attorneys will in many cases represent the clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no initial cost to a family that may already be struggling to overcome many hardships.
If you or a loved one has given birth to a child with a birth defect that may have been caused by the use of Topamax we can help. Please contact us for additional information or to speak with one of our Topamax attorneys about your legal rights