Accutane, manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., has been linked to many serious, life-threatening side effects such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disorder, Suicide, Birth Defects and many others.
Unfortunately, these warnings have come too late for some consumers. La Roche was recently hit with a $2.6 million jury verdict in a case blaming Accutane for Inflammatory bowel disorder. More than 150 suicides, 1,000 birth defects, and 10,000 miscarriages have been reported as being caused by Accutane.
UPDATE: $1.5 Million Awarded in Accutane Lawsuit
March 12, 2014 — Roche, the Swiss drug-maker behind Accutane, has been ordered to pay $1.5 million to Kamie Kendall, is a resident of Utah who was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Click here to read more.
July 2, 2012 — A jury in New Jersey has decided that Roche must pay two women $18 million to settle their Accutane lawsuits. The women both developed ulcerative colitis after using Accutane during the 1990s. The jury decided that if Roche had adequately warned the women or their doctors about this risk, then their injuries never would have occurred.
What is the problem with Accutane?
Accutane is a drug used to treat severe cystic (nodular) acne. Accutane was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982. It is manufactured by Hoffman-La Roche and is also marketed under the names Roaccutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret. Originally manufactured as a chemotherapy drug, it soon was marketed as an effective treatment for severe acne. Unfortunately, because the drug is so powerful, it has been linked to serious side effect s and injuries such as gastrointestinal injuries, depression, suicide, and birth defects.
Side Effects of Accutane
There are a variety of side effects associated with Accutane. Our firm is pursing the following types of serious, life-threatening side effects:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Rectal Bleeding
- Abdominal Pain
- Premature Closure of Growth Plates
- Birth Defects
- Central Nervous System Injuries
- Cardiovascular Injuries
- Bone and Muscle Loss
- Liver and Kidney Damage
- Immune System Disorder
- Thyroid Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts & Behavior
- Hearing and Vision Damage