Accutane

accutane pills - dangerous drugWere you or a loved one injured by Accutane?

If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.

The Product

As explained at Drugs.com, Accutane is a form of Vitamin A intended to reduce oil production in the skin. As such, it is a drug used to treat the most severe form of acne.  Made by Roche Laboratories, the FDA approved its use in 1982.  The drug is very effective in attacking acne in patients who have not responded well to more conventional treatments such as topical agents or antibiotics.

The Downsides

However, because of certain adverse reactions to the drug, doctors have to carefully monitor patients on Accutane.  Frequent blood tests are required to ensure that the drug is not causing damage to the liver.

Additionally, Accutane may cause severe birth defects when taken or handled by women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.  The manufacturer also recently included on the label warnings for depression caused by Accutane because the drug has been blamed as the cause of some suicides.

The Recall

Amid growing concerns about the wide-ranging problems suffered by those taking the drugs, the makers of the product, Roche Holding AG, decided to voluntarily remove the brand-name product from shelves in 2009.  Before the recall millions of those affected filed Accutane lawsuits.  One of the more high-profile cases involved actor Brain Marshall, who claimed that his career was sidetracked indefinitely as a result of developed inflammatory bowel disease allegedly linked to the drug.

Injured by Accutane?

Accutane Lawsuit Help

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of Accutane, The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can provide the experienced legal help you need.  Submit a free online case evaluation form or call us at 1-800-624-8888.  Your time to file a lawsuit may be limited, so call us today.  Your initial consultation is always FREE and there will be no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money.