If you or a loved one has been injured by Lamictal (also known by its generic name lamotrigine) and would like to learn more about your legal options, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. On the market since 1994, Lamictal is an anticonvulsant epilepsy drug that is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. However, recent studies have shown that there is a strong connection between Lamictal use and aseptic meningitis, suicidal thoughts, birth defects, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
Lawyers at Wormington & Bollinger are committed to representing those affected by Lamictal by filing a class action lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the British manufacturer of the drug. Our team of lawyers have many years of experience representing victims of bad drugs throughout Texas and are here to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve for your injuries.
About Lamictal Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits take place when a group (a class) sues another party. In this case, attorneys from Wormington & Bollinger have been working hard to file a class action lawsuit with the court against the manufacturers of Lamictal on behalf of those who have been injured or made ill as a result of taking the drug.
Why File a Lamictal Lawsuit
The FDA issued a black box warning for Lamictal in 1997 in regards to information showing that serious, life-threatening, and even fatal rashes were being reported in both adult and pediatric patients who had been taking the drug. Then in September 2006, the FDA began notifying physicians that pregnant women who took Lamictal during their first trimester were at a higher risk of giving birth to a child with a cleft palate or cleft lip. In January 2008, the FDA issued an alert concerning the potential of Lamictal and other anti-epileptic drugs to cause patients to have suicidal thoughts. Finally, in 2010 the FDA released a warning stating that the use of Lamictal can cause aseptic meningitis.
This timeline shows the seriousness of the side effects associated with Lamictal and why it is important for you to retain the services of Wormington & Bollinger if you or a loved one has experienced any negative side effects after taking Lamictal. If you have taken Lamictal and suffered any of the associated side effects, you may have cause to file a Lamictal lawsuit. To learn more about Lamictal lawsuits or to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today.