Topamax Injury Lawyer in Columbia, SC
Filing an Effective Birth Defect Claim
If your child or someone you know was born with birth defects, and the
mother was taking Topamax or other
dangerous drugs during pregnancy, you should talk with a
Columbia personal injury lawyer. Our firm, the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC is dedicated to
helping individuals who have been injured due to negative side effects
of prescribed drugs.
This is especially the case when the medication is at first deemed to be
relatively safe, but then later is found much more likely to cause harm.
This inadequate testing before being released to the public can be the
basis for a claim, where the injured party might receive compensation
for medical bills, treatment and more.
Contact our Columbia dangerous drug attorney to discuss your case for free!
Topamax as a Pregnancy Category D Drug
Another dangerous drug is Topamax, also known as topiramate. Its purpose
is to prevent migraine headaches and also treat epilepsy. Originally,
there was some indication that this drug could be harmful to a fetus,
but there was no clear cut evidence. Therefore, it was classified as a
pregnancy category C drug.
More recently, however, the FDA has classified it as a category D drug,
meaning there is clear evidence that it can be harmful to a human fetus.
Common side effects for Topamax include cleft lips and cleft palates in
babies whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy. Treatment usually
includes surgeries over a number of years.
Quality Service from Our Columbia Injury Attorney
It can be devastating to have a child born with a defect. Some of these
defects can only be marginally treated, while others may take months,
even years of ongoing treatment. We aggressively pursue compensation against
drug manufacturers who put drugs on the market before they are proven
safe and injuries result. To learn whether you might have a claim,
call us today.