Topamax Linked to Cleft Lips

In early March of 2011, the FDA strengthened the warning label on Topamax (generic name: Topiramate) due to an association between Topamax use and birth defects.  Currently, Topamax is most strongly associated with oral birth defects, such as cleft lips and cleft palates. Cleft lips are fairly common birth defects in which the upper lip

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyer – Now Reviewing Cases

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyers are currently reviewing potential Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of women who took the drug Zoloft (Sertraline) while pregnant and gave birth to a child with certain types of birth defects. “Numerous studies from across the globe have shown that taking antidepressants such as Zoloft increase the risk of giving birth to

Will the first Topamax lawsuit be filed this week?

Topamax lawyers are heavily advertising on the Internet regarding the link between Topamax and birth defects like cleft palates and cleft lips.  To the best of my knowledge, no Topamax attorney has yet filed a Topamax birth defect lawsuit.  One of the reasons why I suspect that Topamax litigation will commence so soon after Topamax

Topamax Linked To Birth Defects

On March 4th of 2010, the FDA announced that new data showed that women who take Topamax during pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth to a child with a cleft lip or a cleft palate.  Topamax and Topiramate (the generic equivalent of Topamax) were approved by the FDA to treat certain types

FDA Took Years To Process Topamax Birth Defect Data

It wasn’t until March of 2011 that the FDA issued a warning that linked Topamax with cleft palate and cleft lip birth defects.  But back in July of 2008, a study linked the drug to those very defects: For the study, researchers examined women who became pregnant while taking topiramate either on its own or along

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits Are Going To Be Big

I spent several hours last week reviewing the evidence surrounding the DePuy ASR and ASR XL hip recall, and I’ve come to the conclusion that these are going to be great lawsuits from a damages perspective. Some people who received recalled DePuy hip replacements have had to undergo multiple hip replacement surgeries.  The medical bills

Site Redesign At My Reglan Lawyer Blog

My Reglan Lawyer blog, Find The Right Reglan Lawyer, got overhauled this weekend.  Because the statute of limitations for many (perhaps even most) Reglan lawsuits will be up in February, I’m paying some extra attention to the site this month and next.  If you’re looking for documents from Reglan lawsuits (including expert witness reports), you

Pfizer Removes Patient Testimonials After FDA Warning

On the Premarin website, Pfizer had several patient testimonials in which women sang about the wonders of Premarin.  Those testimonials came to the attention of the FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communication (DDMAC). The DDMAC sent Pfizer a warning letter regarding the testimonials:  The claims “seriously misrepresent what is known about the efficacy

Interesting Fact About Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuits

There have been quite a few lawsuits over birth defects in children whose mothers took Paxil during pregnancy.  The birth defects have been quite severe, including such rare heart problems as Tricuspid Valve Stenosis. What’s interesting is that Paxil only came on the market in 1992.  That was exactly 18 years ago.  In most (if

Johnson & Johnson Cited For a THIRD Time

Not sure what’s going on at J&J, but clearly the company is having some quality control issues. The facility in Lancaster, Pa., is the third Johnson & Johnson plant to be flagged this year by the Food and Drug Administration for serious manufacturing defects — an unusual number for a single company. Source: FDA reports