Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Flood Law Group announced today that they are now actively investigating claims on behalf of parents whose children were born with cleft lips or cleft palates possibly as a result of use of the prescription drug Topamax or its generic form topiramate during pregnancy.
The FDA released a Drug Safety Communication (FDA Drug Safety Communication: Risk of oral clefts in children born to mothers taking Topamax (topiramate), 3/4/2011) in March of 2011, warning of the risk of oral clefts in children born of mothers who took the drug during the first trimester of their pregnancy. Topamax and topiramate are FDA approved anticonvulsant medications commonly taken to treat patients with epilepsy, or those who suffer from other seizures or serious migraines.
“Facial malformations such as cleft lip and cleft palate are not life threatening birth defects,” said Christopher Brown Director of Communications for Flood Law Group. “But they can lead to serious complications such as hearing loss, speech problems, difficulties eating and dental problems, as well as potentially create problems with self-image.”
According to the Drug Safety Communication from the FDA, there is a higher risk that a baby will develop a cleft lip and/or palate of topiramate or a brand name such as Topamax is taken during pregnancy. The Drug Safety Communication also states that oral clefts happen early in pregnancy, often before most women realize that they are pregnant. The Drug Safety Communication from the FDA also advises that women of childbearing age seek alternate treatment options for their seizures, migraines or epilepsy due to the pregnancy risks associated with Topamax and topiramate.
“At Flood Law Group we help parents obtain compensation for birth defects caused by medications such as Topamax and its generic form topiramate,” said Brown. “Compensation can help with the cost of surgery and other damages.”
If you or a loved one has a child that has suffered an oral cleft possibly as a result of taking prescription Topamax or topiramate, contact the legal professionals at Flood Law Group to arrange a thorough investigation into your claim.
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