(PRWEB) January 05, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose professional consumer advocates provide free online educational and information resources to the public in order to keep them aware of the dangers of certain prescription medications, hereby alerts the public of the next procedural step in the Topamax side effects lawsuit mass tort litigation that’s occurring in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center.
Specifically, this next procedural step is scheduled to take place on January 6, and it is known as a status conference. A status conference is generally held in order to determine the progress of both sides in a lawsuit in terms of their preparation for trial. This description matches the definition of Status Conference as contained in legal dictionaries. These status conferences can also be used as an opportunity to determine whether or not an out-of-court settlement can be negotiated. The current Topamax side effect lawsuit is cited officially by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as In re Topamax Litigation (C.C.P. Philadelphia County, No. 02131).
According to court documents, the plaintiffs have filed Topamax side effects lawsuits in this matter against Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Topamax because they allege that when they used Topamax during the early stages of pregnancy, their children were born with birth defects that included cleft palates, cleft lips and other birth defects that have required additional medical procedures to correct and minimize. Additionally, the plaintiffs allege that they were not properly warned of these Topamax birth defect risks.
About the Consumer Justice Foundation
The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com, is a for-profit organization that serves two purposes for consumers: (1) to provide educational information regarding the policies and procedures of large corporations and how they affect the average consumer; and (2) to provide news updates and resources that continue to update consumers regarding developments taken by corporations that include pharmaceutical drug companies, auto manufacturers and insurance companies so that consumers who have been harmed can use these informational resources to connect to an experienced professional who can help them. The team at the Consumer Justice Foundation is staffed by experienced and passionate consumer advocates whose mission is to raise the awareness of issues that could pose a risk of harm to those who may not otherwise be aware of the dangers they face.