A link between taking the drug Topamax or Topiragen while pregnant with children suffering from cleft palate, cleft lip, spina bifida or limb and facial birth defects has been found and might make some of these families eligible for a lawsuit, revealed a NY Birth Injury Lawyer. She said many of these pregnant women took Topamax to treat either seizure disorders or severe migraines.
The Food and Drug Administration revealed new statistics saying that pregnant women who take the drug have a much higher percentage of children with birth defects including cleft palate, cleft lip, craniofacial defects of the oral cavity than women who don’t take the drug.
NY Birth Injury Lawyers pointed out that these babies most likely face a higher risk as well for spina bifida, genital birth defects, limb malformations, hypospadias, persistent pulmonary hypertension and other genital and congenital birth defects or Klumpkes Palsy. They stated that because of these increased risks, the FDA now put the drug into “Pregnancy Category D,” which means it has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to cause birth defects.