Topamax and its generic form topiramate have been the subject of a warning issued by the FDA that these epilepsy and migraine drugs can cause serious oral birth defects, including cleft palate and cleft lip. These severe birth defects can lead to developmental difficulties and a lifelong disadvantage for affected children. Cleft palate and cleft lip can require multiple corrective surgeries. Families are already beginning to seek compensation for their extensive medical expenses and pain and suffering that are the result of Topamax-related birth defects.
If you have been harmed by Topamax, our firm of experienced pharmaceutical lawyers can help. Our attorneys are experienced with handling lawsuits in this highly specific area of the law. For over 25 years, we have been helping people who have been seriously harmed by dangerous drugs.
If your child was born with a birth defect as a result of your taking Topamax, we can help you seek justice. We handle Topamax litigation nationwide, and our experienced pharmaceutical attorneys can help you file your Topamax lawsuit anywhere in the United States, no matter where you live.
Filing a lawsuit if you’ve been harmed by Topamax is your right. Our attorneys and staff are here to help.
Answers to Common Questions about Topamax Lawsuits
Can Topamax Manufacturers be Held Liable for Making a Defective Product?
Yes. The manufacturers of Topamax or any generic version of topiramate, including Johnson & Johnson, Mylan and Teva, sold a product which caused significant harm to a large number of children and families. If you have been harmed by Topamax or topiramate, you have right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seek compensation for your expenses and injuries.
Do I Have Grounds for an Topamax Lawsuit?
You may have grounds for an Topamax lawsuit if you have a child that was born with a cleft lip, cleft palate, or other oral birth defect after you took Topamax.
How Do I File an Topamax Lawsuit?
The first step to filing a Topamax lawsuit is to contact us. After you’ve contacted us with a request to file a Topamax lawsuit, we will send a packet to you that includes a questionnaire, a letter of medical authorization, a letter of representation, and a contingency fee agreement. Contingency fee means that you will only have to pay us if your Topamax case reaches a settlement or a verdict in your favor.
Throughout the entire process, our attorneys and staff will work with you to make sure you are kept informed of every development in your Topamax lawsuit and that all of your questions are answered.
What Will Happen When I File an Topamax Lawsuit?
When you file an Topamax lawsuit, a process of gathering information and evidence about your case begins. This process is known as “discovery.” During discovery, either party may obtain any information that relates to any issue in the lawsuit that is not privileged or protected. This process may involve written answers to questions that are called interrogatories, or statements taken under oath known as depositions.
In Topamax cases, evidence subject to discovery might include medical records confirming your injuries and pharmacy or medical records that prove you were prescribed Topamax.
Like a significant number of cases, your Topamax lawsuit may be settled out of court after the discovery process. If there is no settlement in your Topamax lawsuit, your case may go to trial.
Your Topamax lawsuit may be handled either as an individual case or in a single case with other individuals who have also been harmed by the product. These group cases are known as mass torts. Even if your case is handled in a mass tort, our attorneys will work with you individually and devote personal attention to your case.
Filing an Topamax Lawsuit
If your child suffers from birth defects related to Topamax, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 25 years, our attorneys have successfully represented our clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by pharmaceutical companies and dangerous drugs. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all Topamax-related injury cases on a contingency basis.
To learn more, or for a free consultation with an experienced Topamax attorney, please contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127.