On August 15th Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced a recall of roughly 2.5 million packages of Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Rapid Release Gelcaps. According to company officials the… Read more
Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit Information Center
Topamax causes an increase in suicidal tendencies of users… and might also have serious adverse effects on unborn babies. Studies have shown that babies born to mothers taking Topamax are 20 times more likely to be born with birth defects—specifically a cleft lip or palate.
Anyone taking Topamax—for its intended uses or otherwise—should be aware of the risks. And any woman who became pregnant while taking Topamax should speak to a doctor immediately, to assess the risks to an unborn child or to discuss treatment for a child born with a defect.
Because of the allegedly inadequate research into topiramate, parents of children who were injured before birth are now bringing lawsuits seeking to be compensated for the harms suffered.
Touted as a seizure- and migraine-preventing drug, Topamax has an uglier side. Its manufacturer has pled guilty to criminal charges for promoting the drug for off-label purposes, and the FDA has released two startling warnings.
Although no lawsuits have been filed yet, Ortho-McNeil is exposed to legal liability by evidence linking Topamax to significant risks of cleft palate. A lawsuit, while not an ideal solution, might be the only way for some to receive compensation for the costly surgery required to correct the birth defect.
Topamax presents a variety of risks and side effects occurring at fairly high frequencies. Although almost every drug has some side effects, it’s important to be aware of exactly what those side effects are, and the frequency at which they occur.
By now you likely know that scientists have discovered that Topamax causes a number of birth defects in women. Notably doctors are concerned that it causes craniofacial defects such… Read more
Janssen Pharmaceuticals a division of Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen is having some troubles with its cancer drug Doxil. According to company officials issues with an… Read more