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


 November 19, 2019

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”: 10 of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered body donation company were awarded $58.5 million by an Arizona jury. Burg Simpson shareholders Michael S. Burg, David K. TeSelle, Holly B. Kammerer, and their team of lawyers and legal professionals, recently brought justice for their clients when a Maricopa County… Read more »

 November 8, 2019

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available Medical payment insurance, or “med pay” for short, is a type of insurance that provides for the payment of an injured person’s medical bills- up to a certain amount- if there has been an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Although one can purchase med-pay insurance as… Read more »

 November 6, 2019


BURG SIMPSON: “BEST LAW FIRM 2020” RECIPIENT ABOUT THE “BEST LAW FIRMS” LIST U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers cooperatively released its tenth annual list of “Best Law Firms” rankings. Burg Simpson was included as a #1 National Ranked law firm for Mass Tort Litigation & Class Action suits. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of… Read more »

 November 5, 2019

Channel 7 Interviews Burg Simpson About the “Human Body Part Case”

THE HUMAN BODY PART CASE Channel 7 interviews Burg Simpson About the “Human Body Part Case”: Michael S. Burg and David K. TeSelle, trial lawyers at the Denver-based firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, were recently interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 about a once-secret black-market industry that involves the selling of human body… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.


 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… 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 »

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