It is now possible for medical practitioners to discover, before your child is born, if a cleft palate or lip will develop. Knowing that your baby will be born with a cleft palate/lip may come as a total shock and surprise. You may fear for his/her development and future. It is important to keep things in perspective, and realize that while this is definitely serious, this birth defect is treatable. Take a deep breath and realize that there is support out there for you, and that support includes our experienced birth defects attorneys.
Many parents ask, “What did I do wrong that allowed my child to develop this deformity and birth defect?” This type of thinking is counter-productive, as there are a whole host of different variables that affect the development of your baby. Certain medicines can cause cleft lips/palates. For example, the FDA has recently announced that Topamax (topirmate) has been linked to an increase of cleft palate/lip development by twenty-one times the normal rate. If you took Topamax while pregnant, or before pregnancy, you should seriously consider contacting the experienced our birth defects professionals.
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If your child was born with a cleft palate or lip, that you believe can be attributed to your use of Topamax during pregnancy, you should not hestitate to contact our attorneys. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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