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$10.9 Million Verdict Revived Against Topamax Maker Janssen Pharmaceutical

$10.9 Million Verdict Revived Against Topamax Maker Janssen Pharmaceutical June 18, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Pennsylvania appeals court affirmed the $10.9 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals involving the anti-seizure drug Topamax that caused birth defects.
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$11 Million Topamax Birth Defect Award Stands

$11 Million Topamax Birth Defect Award Stands May 7, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA An $11 million jury award that went to a Topamax plaintiff in November of last year will stand following the decision of a Philadelphia lawmaker. Court of Common Pleas Judge George W. Overton, in denying Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ motion for a new trial, upheld the Topamax birth defect jury award for the parents of Brayden Gurley.
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Another Victory for Plaintiffs in the Case against Topamax

Another Victory for Plaintiffs in the Case against Topamax March 12, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Alton, IL A jury trial in Philadelphia has delivered yet another blow to the manufacturers of Topamax, and ordered Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay $3 million in damages to Kelly and Brian Anderson and their child, who was born five years ago with a bilateral cleft palate and lip.
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Prior Topamax Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs, New Trials About to Start

Prior Topamax Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs, New Trials About to Start January 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA The two most recent lawsuits in the Topamax side effects portfolio, lawsuits that actually constitute the first two lobs into the Topamax MDL multidistrict litigation, may speak to the direction subsequent Topamax and pregnancy lawsuits could take going forward: both lawsuits found for the plaintiffs. And while the defendants announced plans to appeal both verdicts, pundits look at a scoreboard showing 2:0 for the plaintiffs as a telling sign.
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Janssen to Appeal Topamax Birth Defect Rulings: Report

Janssen to Appeal Topamax Birth Defect Rulings: Report December 28, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA While most are not surprised that Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc. (Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson) will appeal two recent Topamax side effects verdicts that found for the plaintiffs, industry watchers wonder if the verdicts amount to a tolling of the bell that may reverberate through the courts amidst subsequent Topamax lawsuits.
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Topamax Birth Defects Lawsuit Reaches $11 Million Verdict

Topamax Birth Defects Lawsuit Reaches $11 Million Verdict December 18, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA An $11 million verdict has been awarded to the parents of a child born with congenital defects due to Topamax, an anticonvulsant drug, which his mother took during pregnancy.
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J&J Ordered to Pay $10M: Topamax Verdict

J&J Ordered to Pay $10M: Topamax Verdict November 19, 2013. By LAS Staff Writer.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, Nov 18, 2013 (Press Release) A Philadelphia jury decided Janssen Pharmaceuticals must pay over $10 million in damages to the parents of a five-year-old boy who developed cleft lip and other birth defects after being exposed to the anticonvulsant drug Topamax during his mother’s pregnancy.
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Topamax Lawsuit Underway

Topamax Lawsuit Underway October 26, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA A Topamax lawsuit alleging that Topamax side effects include a risk of birth defects is underway in Philadelphia. The lawsuit alleges Janssen Pharmaceuticals did not warn expectant mothers about the risk of Topamax side effects in children.
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What Impact Do Topamax Birth Defects Have on Adolescents?

What Impact Do Topamax Birth Defects Have on Adolescents? September 27, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The medication known as Topamax topiramate is a drug that carries several uses: management and mitigation of epileptic seizures, or the easing of symptoms associated with migraine headaches. Given topiramate’s capacity to promote weight loss, it’s now marketed in combination with phentermine as Qsymia and has been available for about a year in that formulation.
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Keeping Topamax Side Effects Top of Mind

Keeping Topamax Side Effects Top of Mind August 6, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC There are so many issues with regard to Topamax side effects, it’s hard to know where to begin. But suffice to say that a medication designed to mitigate seizures and migraine headaches can prove a headache unto itself.
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