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Avoidable Birth Defects Are Becoming More Common As Several Drugs That Cause Birth Defects Have Been Marketed to Women That Are Pregnant or Who May Become Pregnant by Texas Drug Avoidable Birth Defect Lawyer Jason S. Coomer 

Avoidable birth defects are one of the most devastating problems that can occur to a family and a new baby.  Parents who should be celebrating the birth of a new child, are often caught off guard when their child is born with severe disabilities and often  do not realize that someone may be responsible for the birth defect including drug manufacturers that hid information about medications that can cause birth defects.  The family is typically busy taking care of the child with the serious health problems and often does not know that the birth defect was preventable.  When they discover the probable cause of the preventable birth defect they are often filled with anger and rage.  It can be horrifying to find out that a child will have permanent health problems because a drug company hid research and did not provide an adequate warning of a product's safety. 

If you believe that your child has suffered a birth defect as a result of a dangerous drug and/or medical negligence, feel free to contact Texas Birth Defect Lawyer and Drug Birth Defect Lawyer Jason Coomer or use our online submission form.

Some Drugs Have Been Linked to An Increased Risk of Neural Tube Defects, Cleft Palate Defects, Cleft Lips Defects, Spina Bifida Birth Defects, and other Birth Defects

Several antidepressant drugs and other medications prescribed for off label and FDA approved uses have been linked to birth defects including neural tube defects, cleft palate, cleft lips, and spina bifida.  Unfortunately, some drug companies have been able to push doctors to prescribe drugs to pregnant women that may cause severe birth defects.  These birth defects can result in serious and permanent to a child including malformation, permanent paralysis, disabilities, and severe health problems.  If you or someone you love is on medication and is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, please discuss the potential dangers of any medication that you are taking with a qualified medical doctor.  If your child was born with a birth defect including a neural tube birth defect, cleft palate, or other birth defect, please feel free to read this web site or contact Birth Defect Lawyer Jason S. Coomer.

Topamax Birth Defect Lawyer, Topiramate Birth Defect Lawyer, Topamax Heart Defect Lawyer, Topamax Cleft Palate Lawyer, Topamax Cleft Lip Lawyer, and Antiepileptic Drug (APD) Birth Defect Lawyer 
(Topamax and Topiramate Birth Defect Lawsuits)

Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is a anticonvulsant drug. It has been approved for the treatment of epilepsy and migraines, but has been aggressively marketed for many off-label uses including bipolar disorder, cluster headaches, eating disorders, obesity, fibromyalgia, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism, sleep disorders, sleep-eating disorders, infantile spasms, autism, periventricular leukomalacia in preterm infants after an hypoxic-ischemic injury, essential tremor, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, smoking cessation, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, neuropathic pain, and cocaine dependence.  If you or a loved one have been taking Topamax during pregnancy and had a child with a birth defect, it is important to seek medical assistance.

The FDA recommends that "before starting topiramate, pregnant women and women of childbearing potential should discuss other treatment options with their health care professional. Women taking topiramate should tell their health care professional immediately if they are planning to or become pregnant. Patients taking topiramate should not stop taking it unless told to do so by their health care professional. Women who become pregnant while taking topiramate should talk to their health care professional about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry, a group that collects information about outcomes in infants born to women treated with antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy."

The FDA has recently announced that Topiramate (brand name Topamax) causes an increased risk of development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with Topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy. If you or a loved one have been taking Topamax during pregnancy and had a child with a birth defect, it is important to seek medical assistance. 

For more information on a Topamax Cleft Liph Defect Lawsuit, Topamax Cleft Palate Lawsuit, and other Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit, please feel free to go to the following web page on Topamax Cleft Palate Lawsuit and Topamax Cleft Lip Birth Defect Lawsuit Information or if you have questions regarding a potential Topamax lawsuit for the death of a loved one or birth defect, please feel free to e-mail Texas Topamax Birth Defect Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information. or submit an inquiry through this submission form.

SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuits, SSRI Neural Tube Birth Defect Lawsuits, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN) Lawsuits, Prozac Birth Defect Lawsuits, Zoloft Lawsuits, and Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuits

A growing body of evidence indicates that several drugs and medications, if used during pregnancy may cause serious birth defects.  These drugs include selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor SSRI antidepressants.  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly used as antidepressants. Drugs included in the SSRI class are Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Symbyax, Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor and Lexapro.

These SSRI antidepressants may cause birth defects and developmental problems if taken during pregnancy.  Some potential birth defects and developmental problems include neural tube birth defects, heart defects, cleft palates, cleft lips, clubbed feet, as well as other malformations and developmental problems.  These selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs have been strongly marketed by the drug companies and are commonly used to treat depression and other disorders.

Some of the most popular SSRI antidepressants are:

For more information on SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawsuits, please follow this link to the following SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawsuit Information web page or please feel free to contact SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer.

Off Label Drug Marketing of Drugs

Off label drug marketing occurs when a drug is marketed beyond its approved FDA uses.  When combined with false certifications to the United States Government, off label healthcare whistleblower fraud claims can arise.  For more information on Off Qui Tam Fraud Claims. 

Texas Defective Drug Birth Defect Lawyer

If you believe that your child has suffered a birth defect or birth injury as a result of a dangerous drug and/or medical negligence, feel free to contact Texas Birth Defect Lawyer and Birth Injury Lawyer Jason Coomer for a free review of your Texas Birth Injury Lawsuit or Birth Defect Lawsuit or use our online submission form.

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