Topamax significantly increased your child’s risk of developing oral birth defects
A mother who gives birth to a baby born with a cleft palate is understandably stressed and concerned. Any birth defects are tragic, and a cleft palate will most likely require years of on-going medical treatment. When the same mother finds out that her child has this defect because of the drug Topamax prescribed to her for epilepsy, she is understandably outraged. This is exactly how we feel at Weitz & Luxenberg knowing now that Topamax causes an increased risk of birth defects.
Weitz & Luxenberg can help you pursue financial compensation that can cover all of your child’s on-going medical expenses, as well as general pain and suffering. We are now accepting cases of children with birth defects caused by Topamax. Our skilled team of attorneys in the Defective Medicine and Devices division is already armed with resources to help you receive the just compensation you and your child deserves.
A child born with an oral birth defect: what to expect (MedicineNet)
Topamax has been known to cause cleft palates and cleft lips. With either condition, medical attention is needed to greatly improve your child’s quality of life.
A cleft lip is easier to treat. It usually requires only a couple of surgeries in the early stages of your child’s life. Still, surgery for a newborn can be difficult due to the fragility of the child.
Treatments for a cleft palate can take up to 18 years to fully complete. The first surgery is necessary early in the child’s life – roughly 6 to 12 months of age. A bone graph may also be required, as well as braces. 20% of all children with cleft palates require further surgeries to aid in speech development.
As your child grows and develops, more surgeries may be necessary to help breathing, appearance, scars, and stabilize the jaw.
Compensation can help eliminate the concern
Because your child’s birth defect was caused by the side effect of a drug, you have the right to pursue compensation for his or her condition. This compensation can help to eliminate your concerns about paying for treatments or obtaining the top of the line care. Speech therapy may be required for your child, and you should not have to worry about whether or not insurance will cover the cost. With the help of our Topamax lawyers, you can receive compensation that can cover all costs for as long as it takes for your child to complete treatments.
The compensation you can receive can also help your child receive a better education, and any special needs he or she may require during the course of life.
All you need to do to start is fill out the form on this page. After submitting the form, we will contact you within 24 hours to provide you with a free consultation concerning your case.
Because your child deserves the very best, contact Weitz & Luxenberg today.
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