Accutane Side Effects
Suffered Accutane Side Effects? Call 1-800-THE-LAW2
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40 to 50 million Americans. The existence of a large demand for acne treatments and the potential niche market opportunity for a “miracle cure” for patients experiencing severe nodular acne presented Accutane with a unique opportunity to fill that market void. Needless to say, Accutane was successfully marketed since 1982. In fact, the capsule was sold to over 13 million people in the United States until 2009, when its manufacturer Roche Pharmaceuticals stopped its production. Although the manufacturer claimed the end of the drug lifecycle was due to a “decline in sales”, according to Drugwatch.com, more than 7,000 personal injury lawsuits were filed against the company. Failing to adequately warn patients about the risk of Accutane side effects and the risk of suffering irreparable intestinal problems outweighing the benefits provided by the medication – are some of the allegations among the plaintiffs.
So What Are Some of Accutane Side Effects?
Although correlation is not causation, numerous medical studies and safety communications from Federal Drug Administration (FDA) indicated the existence of a correlation between taking the medicine and the following severe side effects:
- Inflammatory bowel’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Mental health problems (depression, psychosis and suicide)
- Miscarriage and birth defects in pregnant women
Thus, if you or a loved one is experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, stop taking the drug or its generic versions and call 1-800-THE-LAW2 immediately for a FREE CONSULTATION. A mass tort attorney could help you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and fatal harms.
Accutane Generic Versions Are Still a Public Health Menace
Although Roche stopped manufacturing Accutane in 2009, the following generic versions of the drug are still available, constituting a potential health menace to uninformed users:
So, if you, a friend or family member have suffered one or more of Accutane side effects, call 1-800-THE-LAW2. Our experienced attorneys work on a contingency basis so that you don’t have to spend a dime out of pocket to get the legal representation you need. Get your free Accutane claim evaluation today: 1-800-THE-LAW2.
Filing a Lawsuit Retroactively? Don’t Sweat It! Call 1-800-THE-LAW2
Patients who have suffered serious complications from taking Accutane may be eligible to collect financial restitution for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (future family benefits)
Our experienced attorneys are ready to fight on behalf of patients who have been hurt or injured by pharmaceutical drugs like Accutane. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION. You could find out if you have a legal case. Call 1-800-THE-LAW2 now.