Compensation for Victims of Corporate Negligence

Topamax is a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches. Although it has been approved for only these two uses, Topamax is also prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, certain eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The use of Topamax during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects, including cleft lip, cleft palate and genitourinary anomalies. This led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reclassify the drug from Pregnancy Category C (potential fetal risks based on animal studies) to Pregnancy Category D (positive evidence of human fetal risk based on human data).

If you took Topamax during pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect, you may be eligible for compensation. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Topamax Lawyers in Des Moines

For more than 25 years, Galligan Reid PC has helped victims of corporate negligence obtain compensation for their financial losses and suffering. We have relationships with many of the leading pharmaceutical litigation law firms in the country. Galligan Reid PC combines forces with these law firms and medical experts across the U.S. to enable Iowans to obtain effective, results-oriented representation in cases involving defective drugs.

Your Child Deserves the Best Medical Care Available

Children born with cleft lips and palates must live with lasting negative effects. They often require speech therapy and expensive orthodontic treatment. During their formative years, they can suffer abuse and taunting from other children. In adulthood they can suffer problems with their sinuses and oral nerves.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City has long been a leader in the care of children born with cleft lips and palates, and some of the best medical resources in the country are right here in Iowa. However, reparative surgery, cosmetic surgery and speech therapy can be costly.

Your child deserves all that medical science can provide. Our mission will be to help you obtain the financial resources that can pay for needed medical care, dental treatment, speech therapy and other needs. We will work diligently to help you obtain full compensation for your child's losses and suffering.

Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm

To learn more about getting compensation and how we can help you, contact Galligan Reid PC. Our cleft lip birth defect attorneys advise and represent clients throughout the state of Iowa.