Evidence is mounting that Topamax causes certain types of birth defects, such as cleft palates and cleft lips. The FDA recently updated the Topamax label to reflect the now-recognized risk that Topamax can cause birth defects. As I wrote at another Topamax lawyer blog,
The FDA classifies drugs according to whether or not they pose a risk of causing birth defects. Topamax was initially in Category C, meaning that studies showed a risk of birth defects in animals, but there was insufficient evidence in humans. The FDA has now moved Topamax to Category D, which means there is positive evidence of risk of birth defects in humans.
It’s still too early to tell whether or not parents of injured children will win Topamax lawsuits, but I’m reviewing cases for evidence that Topamax was linked to a child’s birth defects. Contact me if you’d like me to take a free look at your potential Topamax case.