The seizure drug Topamax was determined by a group of Philadelphia jurors to be the primary cause of fetal birth defects in April Czimmer’s son. The Philadelphia jury convened for less than an hour on October 30 before deciding to award Czimmer $4.02 million.
Czimmer reportedly took Topamax for six months prior to giving birth to a baby boy with a cleft lip.
Janssen Pharmaceutical, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is communicating intentions to appeal their guilty verdict.
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