Our Topamax® birth defect lawyers are investigating lawsuits on behalf of infants that are born with cleft lip or cleft palate. If you were prescribed Topamax® while you were pregnant and you gave birth to a baby with cleft lip, cleft palate, or both, contact a Topamax® lawyer for help today.
Background on Topamax®
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a Topamax® warning letter on March 4, 2011 to notify patients and healthcare providers about the risk of birth defects in Topamax® users. According to the alert, the risk of birth defects is much higher in women that take Topamax® than any other epilepsy medication.
Doctors are being notified of the risk and are advised to explain the risks to women that are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant. In some cases, the benefit of the drug will outweigh the birth defect risk. This can only be determined by a doctor. Patients should not stop using the medicine without consulting a doctor, even if they become pregnant.
How a Birth Defect Lawyer Can Help
An attorney experienced with Topamax® birth defect cases will be able to determine if you have a case during an initial consultation. Your lawyer will guide you through the legal process and demand justice for you and your family, and only a qualified lawyer will be able to recover the maximum amount of compensation available. Compensation can include:
- Present and future medical costs (for surgery and long term treatments)
- Plastic surgery to fix scarring and improve appearance (this is usually done when the child reaches adolescence and the facial structure is developed)
- Emotional suffering of the family
- Psychological damage as the baby gets older (dealing with lack of self esteem from the physical deformity)
- Therapies to treat other conditions associated with cleft lip and palate, including speech therapy
We recognize the devastation associated with birth defects and serve as tireless advocates for affected infants and their families. Most families are unprepared for the financial, psychological and emotional strains of dealing with serious birth defects. In addition to helping obtain compensation, a qualified lawyer will also be able to guide you through the maze of medical care.
We fight aggressively, yet with compassion for our clients, and strive to provide the best legal services available. Filing a Topamax® birth defect lawsuit with the help of a lawyer can provide your family access to top specialists that can ensure a normal life for the affected child. The treatment process can be long and overwhelming, however, compensation can provide you with the financial resources to ease the stress of the situation and obtain the highest quality in medical care.
Contact a Topamax® Lawyer Today
If your baby is born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or both, and you took Topamax® during the first trimester of your pregnancy, our birth defect lawyers can help you. Contact us to schedule a free evaluation of your case.