Research has shown that the acne drug Accutane (or one of its generic equivalents) might cause debilitating side effects, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, depression (and other psychiatric disorders), suicide, and birth defects. You shouldn’t have to go through more trouble to be compensated for the harm you’ve already suffered. The Rottenstein Law Group knows this, and we want you to believe it. You need a sympathetic advocate who will represent only your interests—and who will make the process as painless as possible.
What is Accutane?
“Accutane” is a brand name for the generic drug isotretinoin, prescribed for the treatment of severe acne. Other names for the same drug are: Amnesteem; Claravis; Clarus; Decutan; Izotek; Oratane; Sotret; and Roaccutane.
- How do I know if I’ve taken one of these?
- What if I’ve taken only a generic version?
- What if I’ve already stopped taking the drug?
Accutane Causes Serious Side Effects
Accutane has been linked to such severe side effects as: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; depression (and other psychiatric disorders); suicide; and birth defects.
Compensation for Your Harm
In 2009, Roche Laboratories halted production of Accutane in part because of the enormous cost of defending lawsuits brought by many who had taken, and been harmed by, the product. To date, Roche has been ordered to pay more than $56 million in damages to patients who have suffered serious side effects from Accutane.
Judges and juries in several states have already found Roche liable for manufacturing a faulty product, failing to advise doctors of the dangers of Accutane and the likelihood of serious side effects, and other fraudulent conduct. Hundreds of Accutane lawsuits are currently pending. You can not afford to wait to demand the compensation to which you might be entitled for your suffering.
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The lawyers of the Rottenstein Law Group believe that getting satisfaction from the company that harmed you shouldn’t be just more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process. And we remain in touch with you throughout the process of seeking compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. RLG knows that you want to be kept updated about your case. So we’ll provide regular, frequent updates regarding not just the progress of your case, but also news of other, similar cases, and even about the product and the manufacturer as well.