Topamax® and Birth Defects among Newborns

Topamax® is one of the most popular drugs in the market today for the treatment of epilepsy and migraine headaches among patients in Georgia and throughout the nation.

However, in March of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a significant warning about women who use Topamax® during pregnancy. The administration determined that using Topamax while pregnant may cause “human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigations or marketing experience or studies in humans.”

If you were taking Topamax® while pregnant and delivered a baby with birth defects, it is important that you speak to a Georgia Topamax® injury attorney to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

Birth Defects

The birth defects associated with Topamax® include:

  • Cleft lip/cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Facial deformities
  • Limb deformities

Aside from its consumer warning, the FDA reclassified Topamax® from a Category “C” Pregnancy Drug to a Category “D,” meaning that there has been concrete scientific evidence linking the drug to birth defects.

If you live in Georgia and have been injured by Topamax, please contact our Georgia Topamax® attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to file your claim and collect the compensation you deserve.