Topamax® is a drug prescribed by medical professionals to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches. In 2011, the FDA released a Safety Announcement stating that Topamax® is related to the risk of cleft lip and cleft palate in the newborns of women taking the drug.


Women often take Topamax® during pregnancy to treat their epilepsy or migraine headaches. A study published in the medical journal Neurology noted that pregnant women who take Topamax® to prevent seizures were 11 times more likely to give birth to a newborn with cleft lip or cleft palate than is expected in the general population.

The manufacturers of Topamax® may be liable for failing to warn women of childbearing age about the risks associated with Topamax® and pregnancy. With proper warning, women who were or were planning to become pregnant could have chosen an alternative drug to Topamax®.


Women who take Topamax® are more likely to give birth to a newborn with oral cleft or other birth defects than women that take other anti seizure drugs. With proper warning, these birth defects might have been avoided. Contact a birth injury attorney today if your child or someone you love has experienced one of the following Topamax® birth defects:

  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Lip
  • Genital Defects
  • Other Birth Defects or Malformations


Start by contacting a Topamax® attorney right now. We are here to listen, assess, and may be able to make a claim for financial compensation related to your newborns birth defect and its connection to the drug, Topamax®. Call us toll free at 1-855-566-4648 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.

We put your needs first and there is absolutely nothing to lose by a simple phone conversation with an experienced case manager in Topamax® lawsuits. We could potentially make a claim for your medical bills or the high expenses of medical care related to your newborns birth defect.

We can help you plan your future and relieve some of the burden Topamax® may have caused. All you need to do is make the first call toll free to    Longo Legal at 1-855-566-4648 or complete our contact form and submit your information. Our consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.

This website is not sponsored by or affiliated with Ortho-McNeil Neurologics in any way; the lawyers responsible for this website are not affiliated with Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. Topamax® is a registered trademark of Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and/or their affiliates.