On June 26, 2009, Hoffman-La Roche issued a recall on their popular acne drug, Accutane. Accutane was pulled from the market by Roche, citing generic competition and legal costs for defense against multiple Accutane lawsuits. Accutane has been linked to severe side effects such as inflammatory bowel disease, depression, suicide and birth defects. Given the debilitating nature of these side effects, the Accutane lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating Accutane related injuries.

The Accutane lawyers at our firm believe that Roche’s failure to adequately warn patients about these harmful side effects gives rise to a legal claim by those suffering from Accutane side effects.  Since its approval by the FDA in 1982, Accutane users have been unknowingly exposed to potentially life-threatening side effects.  In 2004, the FDA named Accutane as one of the top five most dangerous prescription drugs on the market.  In June 2009, Roche issued an Accutane recall

If you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Chron’s disease after Accutane use, the Accutane lawyers at our law firm may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • lost income
  • permanent disability costs
  • out-of-pocket expenses

Health Problems Associated with Accutane

Accutane alters DNA transcriptions in order to reduce body oil production by minimizing sebaceous glands that cause acne. Accutane also destroys acne causing bacteria in the skin. Accutane has been associated with dangerous side effects including:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)/ Crohn’s disease
  • Birth Defects
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Hair Loss
  • Cholesterol level increase
  • Increase blood fat levels
  • Dry lips, mouth, or nose
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Accutane Lawsuits

There are currently over 1,000 Accutane lawsuits filed against Roche with over 400 related to IBD.  To date, six separate juries have already awarded plaintiffs harmed by Accutane almost $56 million dollars in damages. All of the Accutane lawsuits allege that Roche failed to adequately warn patients about its dangerous side effects.

Contact Our Accutane Lawyers

If you or a loved one experienced a serious side effect associated with Accutane you may be eligible to file an Accutane lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Our Accutane lawyers can help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf.  Specifically, our Accutane lawyers may help you get reimbursed for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

The Accutane lawyers at our firm would be happy to answer any of your legal questions or concerns.  If you would like to discuss your legal rights, or are interested in learning more about Accutane lawsuits, contact our law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation from one of our Accutane lawyers.

Published November 17, 2011 by