Carey Danis & Lowe Launches Topamax Investigation

Published April 15, 2014 by PRWeb

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Carey Danis & Lowe has launched an investigation into alleged Topamax related injuries, specifically those pertaining to alleged congenital birth defects. The announcement of the law firm’s investigation coincides with news that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has settled 76 Topamax cases.

As a pharmaceutical product liability litigation firm, Carey Danis & Lowe represents victims of defective drugs and medical devices. It is for this reason that the St. Louis law firm has launched their investigation into Topamax. According to the defective drug lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, part of the law firm’s investigation is expected to involve hearing the stories of families who claim to have been negatively impacted by the anti-seizure drug.

Topamax Mass Tort in Philadelphia

According to a court document filed on April 2, 2014, a Philadelphia court had settled the 76 Topamax cases on April 1.* The individual cases had been consolidated into a mass tort in the Complex Litigation Center in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The Topamax mass tort is In Re: Topamax Litigation, case no. 110602131.

The court is scheduled to convene next on May 5, 2014.

Topamax Lawsuit History

In November 2013, Topamax manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and their subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, lost a case in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.** The jury ordered J&J to pay the plaintiff $11 million. The plaintiff filed her lawsuit against J&J claiming that, after use of Topamax while pregnant, her son was born with a cleft lip.

The settled case is Gurley v. Ortho-McNeill-Janssen Pharmaceutical, case no. 110502251, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, Civil Complex Litigation Center.

Victim Advocacy

Carey Danis & Lowe is a dedicated advocate of victims who have been harmed by defective drugs. With the law firm having launched their investigation into Topamax, Carey Danis & Lowe defective drug lawyers are currently available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility with families who claim to have been harmed by the drug. The St. Louis law firm can be reached at 800.721.2519.

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About Carey Danis & Lowe

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information about our legal services.

Sources:

*Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 2 Apr. 2014: http://1.usa.gov/1n8qgT7

** Bloomberg. 18 Nov. 2013: http://bloom.bg/1eu9KYu

References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Topamax
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