Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices


Burg Simpson is not currently pursuing new Topamax® cases.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that Topamax® (generic: topiramate) could cause fetal harm in unborn babies. Topamax® is an anti-epileptic drug which is used to treat epilepsy in children and young adults.

According to its manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Topamax® can also used to treat certain other types of psychiatric disorders and is the #1 prescribed brand for migraine prevention in the U.S.

New research conducted by the North American Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Pregnancy Registry recently indicated an increased risk of oral cleft defects in infants exposed to topiramate during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The publication of this research has led the FDA to issue a warning to pregnant mothers that exposure to Topamax and its generic equivalents may increase the risk of birth defects in unborn babies. In a recent press statement, Doctor Russell Katz, the director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said, “Alternative medications that have a lower risk of birth defects should be considered.”


Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when parts of the lip or palate do not completely fuse together. The severity of these birth defects can vary considerably depending on individual circumstance, but in some cases they are known to cause problems with a child’s ability to eat and talk. Oftentimes surgery is required to close the lip and palate.

If you or your child has been injured as a result of exposure to Topamax®, Burg Simpson’s award-winning dangerous drug attorneys would be happy to provide a free consultation and a review of your records to determine whether you have a viable case against Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or any other manufacturer.

Note: At the present time, the FDA has not seen fit to issue a nationwide recall of Topamax® or any of its generic equivalents, and the drug still remains commercially available.

Topamax® is a registered trademark of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen


 June 12, 2019

Burg Simpson to Sponsor the 7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run!

Burg Simpson is proud to sponsor the 7th annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run. The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner after he lost his life in the line of duty in 2012. Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation department, helped to develop the… Read more »

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 May 23, 2019

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky Kentucky Just Got Lucky! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that Kenneth Daly, an attorney in the firm with an established practice in Ohio, recently passed the Kentucky bar. Kenneth is excited about the opportunity to expand his practice to include the citizens of… Read more »

Ohio Attorney Melanie S. Bailey hero image

 May 22, 2019

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report Melaine S. Bailey authored an article published in the CBA Report regarding the ability of consumers to hold drug manufacturers liable for failure to warn of adverse reactions to prescription medications. In the article, Brand Name Drug or Generic Drug: Generic may foil your client’s failure to warn… Read more »

Swearing In Ceremony

 May 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq.

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq. Congratulations to Jessica Powell on her admission to the practice of law in the State of Ohio! Ms. Jessica Powell, an associate at Burg Simpson in Cincinnati, OH, was sworn in at the Admissions Ceremony on May 13, 2019. Pictured is Ms. Jessica Powell at the Admissions Ceremony. Jessica… Read more »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

Becoming Whole Again

 April 4, 2019

Becoming Whole Again

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss due to an injury or death because of the negligence of another, you are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Burg Simpson’s office in Arizona can help you navigate your personal injury claim. Burg Simpson attorney, Scott A. Ambrose… Read more »

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