Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit
Did you take Topamax while you were pregnant? You may be able to file a Topamax Lawsuit if your child developed birth defects and you used the drug during pregnancy . The FDA has issued a warning about the migraine and epilepsy drug Topamax due to its increased risk of causing birth defects. Recently released data shows that women taking the drug Topamax while pregnant were 21 times more likely to give birth to a child with palate or lip deformities.
Birth Defects Linked to Topamax
According to data from the FDA, Topamax may cause fetal harm, leading to an increased chance of:
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
While these conditions can be addressed by doctors, they may interfere with a baby’s ability to feed and receive proper nourishment. As such, affected babies will have to undergo reconstructive surgeryto repair these defects.
Other child birth defects have been linked to Topamax like limb malformations, genital birth defects, spina bifida, craniofacial defects, neural tube defects, lung and heart defects.