Seizure/Migraine, Topamax and Birth Defects

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Most pregnant women stay away from medications that are deemed unsafe for the unborn child. But there are instances that it could not be helped and there is a need to ingest medicines prescribes by their physicians. Somehow, some pregnant women took Topamax while they were pregnant as seizure or migraine attacks became unbearable. It was found out recently that this drug is very harmful to unborn children. In a study, among 203 pregnant women who were taking Topamax, 4 children were born with cleft lip or palate. The manufacturers of this drug actually plead guilty to the case. It is no wonder though that a lot of women, who deem victimized by this drug, would like to file for a Topamax lawsuit, which is a type of product liability or defective product claim. If this happened to me and my baby is afflicted with cleft lip or palate because of the drug, I would do the same and sue whoever is at fault. But things do not work that way here on our side of the world. So if you are in the US, might as well fight for what you think is right and claim for damages. For more information, you might like to contact O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949.


Topamax Lawyer said...

This is a great post about the risks of Topamax. If a pregnant woman, or woman who may become pregnant takes this medication, it greatly increases the chance that the baby will suffer from the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate. The FDA has advised that women who are or may become pregnant not take Topamax for the safety of their child. Just something to be aware of – this can lead to tragic health risks if an unexpected pregnancy occurs. Regards, TL