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Was your Child Born with Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate?

Parents of children born with cleft palate or cleft lip need to know the drug Topamax has been linked to these birth defects. On March 4, 2011, the Federal Food and Drug Administration warned taking Topamax during pregnancy increases the chances a child will be born with cleft palate or cleft lip.

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Our lead lawyer, Tommy Fibich, recently led a team of attorneys in a successful litigation against Johnson & Johnson regarding Topamax injuries. Here are just a few links to coverage of the recent Topamax case in the media:

Topamax Manufacturers Failed to Warn of Link to Birth Defects

The drug Topamax (known generically as topiramate) is commonly prescribed to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders, as well as severe migraines. However, the drug's manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen, failed to warn medical professionals and pregnant women about the risks of birth defects that the drug poses. Because of this, mothers were unable to make informed decisions about their use of Topamax, which might have led them to choose a different, less risky drug during their pregnancies.

If you or your family has been negatively affected by the use of Topamax during pregnancy, contact our pharmaceutical liability lawyers today to discuss your legal options. You might be able to pursue compensation for your pain and loss. We offer free consultations.

Contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs today at (713) 999-3681.
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Babies born with cleft palate and cleft lip require numerous surgeries to correct their facial deformities. Until cleft palate is fully corrected, children often have severe difficulty eating, drinking and speaking. They often also have recurring ear infections and, possibly, hearing loss.

If your child was born with oral birth defects, you know pain and trauma involved in dealing with their deformities.

The medical care required for cleft palate injuries can include:

  • Multiple surgeries of the lip and roof of the mouth
  • Plastic surgery
  • Speech therapy
  • Ear tubes and hearing therapy
  • Dental work
  • Orthodontics
  • Psychological assistance dealing with the emotional impact of a facial deformity

Did you take Topamax during pregnancy? Contact a Topamax Lawyer Now!

If you took Topamax and delivered a child with cleft lip or cleft palate, it may be in your best interests to discuss this with an injury lawyer. In a pharmaceutical liability claim, we can help pursue the compensation your family needs to pay for your child's treatment and hold responsible parties accountable.

Initial consultations with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs are confidential and free.
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