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 Texas Drug Birth Defect Lawyer and Texas Medication Birth Defect Lawyer Handles Drug Birth Defect Lawsuits, Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawsuits, Infant Disability Lawsuits, Developmentally Disabled Child Lawsuits, and other Defective Drug Birth Defect Lawsuits by Texas Drug Birth Defect Lawyer and Texas Medication Birth Defect Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Several medications, products, and drugs have been linked to birth defects including neural tube defects, cleft palate, cleft lips, and spina bifida.  Unfortunately, through strong marketing pressure some drug companies have been continuing to push doctors to prescribe drugs to pregnant women that may cause severe birth defects.  These birth defects can result in death or injury to an infant including malformation, permanent paralysis, disabilities, and severe health problems.

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.

Birth Defect Lawsuit, Pharmaceutical Birth Defect Lawsuit, Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawsuit, Drug Birth Defect Lawsuit, Infant Disability Lawsuit, Drug Birth Injury Lawsuit, Developmentally Disabled Child Lawsuit, and Birth Injury Lawsuit Information

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.

Pharmaceutical Spina Bifida Birth Defect Lawsuit, Birth Defect Inadquate Warning Adequacy Lawsuit, Drug Company Fraud Birth Defect Lawsuit, Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit, Depakote Neural Tude Defect Lawsuit, Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit, Drug Cleft Palate Lawsuit, SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuit, SRRI Neural Tube Defect Lawsuit, & Defective Drug Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

Some drugs have ample warnings that warn doctors, pharmacists, and women that pregnant women should avoid taking the product while they are pregnant to avoid potential birth defects.  However, some drug manufacturers have hidden the real dangers of their product in order to sell more of their product including selling their product to pregnant women.  These companies value profits over healthy children and will often market the dangerous drug through physicians.  Seeking to stop these drug corporations and educate doctors as to the dangers of giving certain drugs to pregnant women is an important step in lowering the number of birth defects in the future and protecting children from facing a shortened life with disability.

By filing a birth defect lawsuit against a drug company for selling and marketing a dangerous drug that my cause birth defects, the families of those that have lost there child or have had their child suffer a serious birth defect can seek compensation from the drug company as well as prevent similar unnecessary deaths or birth defects from happening to other children and families.

Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information, Depakote ER Birth Defect Lawsuit Information, Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit Information and Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

The drug, Depakote, aka Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Epival, D├ępakine Chrono,Valance, and divalproex sodium (USAN) is a drug prescribed to treat seizures, migraine headaches, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, prevention of both manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder, epilepsy, chronic pain associated with neuropathy, and migraine headaches. Further, with the increase in pharmaceutical marketing off-label use of the drug has become more prevalent including treatment of mild depression, the depressive stage of bi-polar disorder, and chronic pain such as migraine headaches.

Depakote has been linked to major birth defects in children of women that were taking this drug.  According to a recent medical scientific study, women taking Depakote had four times the risk of delivering a child with major birth defects, compared to women taking other, similar drugs.  The range of birth defects associated with Depakote is broad, however the report specifically cited neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Neural tube defects are birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord; spinal bifida is a defect affecting the spinal cord that causes paralysis of the legs. There is no known cure.

Women that take Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, D├ępakine Chrono, and other forms of divalproex sodium, while they are pregnant may be at higher risk to have children with serious birth defects including spina bifida, cleft palate, cleft lip, and malformations.  If you believe that you or someone in your family is on Depakote or Depakote ER while pregnant, please contact a doctor immediately. 

For more information on Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuits, Depakote Cleft Palate Lawsuits, and other Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuits, please feel free to go to the following web page on Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit and Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information or please feel free to contact Depakote Birth Defect Lawyer and Depakote Spina Bifida Lawyer Jason 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 feel free to contact SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer.

Wellbutrin Birth Defect Lawsuits, Wellbutrin Neural Tube Birth Defect Lawsuits, Wellbutrin Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN) Lawsuits, Wellbutin Birth Defect Lawsuits, Wellbutrin Lawsuits, and Wellbutrin Birth Defect Lawsuits

Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Zyban, Wellbutrin XL and bupropion are in the FDA's pregnancy category C, which means the drug can cause injury to unborn and nursing babies.   A recent article published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (July 2010) suggests that there may be an increased risk of heart defects in the mother's offspring from the antidepressant taken during pregnancy. The study identified a positive association between early pregnancy Wellbutrin use and a congenital heart problem known as a left outflow tract defect. This heart birth defect can restrict the flow of blood to the rest of the body from the heart's left chambers, and often must be surgically corrected to allow the child's main artery to function properly.

Unfortunately, depression is not uncommon in women of childbearing age, and Wellbutrin is often used during the early stages of pregnancy. Among the most serous side effects of Wellbutrin are heart defects found in infants of women who took the drugs during the first trimester of their pregnancies.

Bupropion hydrochloride is marketed under the following names:

  • Wellbutrin

  • Wellbutrin SR

  • Wellbutrin XL

  • Zyban

For more information on Wellbutrin Birth Defect Lawsuits, please feel free to contact Wellbutrin 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. 

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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. 

Many drugs can cause birth defects.  It is extremely important that you understand the potential risk of taking any drug or medication during pregnancy. 

Drug Birth Defect Lawsuits and Medical Negligence Birth Injury Lawsuits are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Texas birth defect and birth injury lawyer that handles birth defect, birth injury, and infant death lawsuits, Jason S. Coomer commonly works with other Birth Defect Lawyers throughout the United States including Chicago Birth Defect Lawyers, Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers, Boston Birth Defect Lawyers, Atlanta Birth Defect Lawyers, New York Birth Defect Lawyers, Dallas Spina Bifida Birth Defect Lawyers, Houston Spina Bifida Birth Defect Lawyers, and other Depakote Birth Defect Lawyers.  In working with other birth defect lawyers, we seek compensation from negligent drug companies and other companies that have severely injured or killed infants or mothers through selling dangerous products, medications, and drugs that they should have know were dangerous, but hid significant research in order to sell more product to make a profit.

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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