Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Aside from being used as an anti-convulsant drug, Topamax is also prescribed to patients who are suffering from migraine headaches. Its generic name is Topiragen while its chemical name is Topiramate. Unfortunately in 2009, the Department of Justice accused the makers of Topamax to be promoting the drug to doctors for unapproved purposes. Topamax’s manufacturers plead guilty and paid $75.37 million in violation of the False Claim acts, plus $6.14 million as criminal fines.
Birth defects like cleft lip and palate defects were not originally listed as side effects of Topamax. This prompted the FDA to update the pregnancy warnings. Patients seeking for legal assistance and a good Austin personal injury attorney to represent them can find help from a law firm that has been dedicated in working with patients and their families who filed Topamax lawsuit: O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath. Their experience and expertise make them well-equipped when it comes to product liability claims.
O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949