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Topamax Class Action Lawsuit

Topamax Class Action Lawsuit

Topamax (topiramate) is a powerful anti-seizure drug that was originally intended for epilepsy, but is also commonly used to prevent migraine headaches. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that Topamax significantly increases the risk of birth defects — especially cleft lip and/or palate — when it is used during pregnancy.

What You Can Do & How a Topamax Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Topamax induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect after taking Topamax during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Topamax Class Action Lawsuit Information

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been ordered to pay multi-million dollar awards in several Topamax lawsuits. In one case, a jury in Philadelphia awarded $11 million in compensation and punitive damages on behalf of Brayden Gurley, a child who was born with cleft palate after his mother took Topamax during pregnancy. Janssen appealed the award, but in May 2014, a judge overturned the appeal and denied Janssen a new trial.

Lawsuits involving Topamax birth defects are not consolidated into a class action lawsuit. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that were filed by the family members of children with birth defects. Janssen is accused of failing to warn pregnant women about the risk of birth defects from using Topamax during pregnancy.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our Defective Drug Litigation Group is not currently filing a Topamax class action lawsuit. Instead, we provide free case evaluation and personal legal representation to women who need to file individual Topamax lawsuits involving birth defects.

About Class Actions

Class actions are designed to help thousands of people seek compensation and justice for the same type of legal claim. Instead of everyone filling a lawsuit alone, plaintiffs consolidate their claims into one representational lawsuit. Lawyers choose one plaintiff to be the “class representative” and use their case to argue for compensation on behalf of the entire group.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Topamax Class Action

Class actions can have serious disadvantages for individuals with severe injuries. Members of class actions are often forced into higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement. Their individual case may never even go to trial. Our attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe this is the best way we can help severely injured clients maximize their financial recovery.

Topamax is associated with birth defects — one of the most serious side effects of any medication. Surgery to treat cleft lip and cleft palate can cause pain and suffering, ongoing medical expenses, permanent disfigurement, and more. There is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn about these risks. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation for these damages, and more.

Do I have a Topamax Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Topamax induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a baby with a birth defect after taking Topamax during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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