If you or a loved one believe mental and/or physical harm has been caused by taking the prescription medication, Accutane (isotretinoin), it’s important to speak with our Texas Accutane side effects lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Talk to a Board Certified attorney who can answer your questions about eligibility for monetary compensation related to medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. For a free consultation, call us at (903) 597-6000.
Since its introduction in 1982, over 16 million people worldwide have taken Accutane; a drug aggressively and profitably marketed in the U.S. by the pharmaceutical giant, Roche. The drug had been widely prescribed by physicians as an effective treatment for persistent and severe acne until June, 2009, at which time Roche voluntarily pulled Accutane from American pharmacy shelves. Industry experts agree that the total U.S. recall was an attempt to stem the flow of lawsuits that had already cost the company tens of millions of dollars in jury verdict settlements, and thousands of cases are still pending.
Numerous clinical trials indicate that Accutane can have serious, debilitating, and oftentimes permanent side effects suffered by patients who had received no sufficient warning from yet another pharmaceutical company that put profits ahead of drug safety. It has been well-proven that Accutane caused a dramatic and alarming increase in a variety of congenital birth defects in children whose mother had taken the drug during pregnancy. Other frequent side effects include moderate to severe gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Chrohn’s disease. Additionally, thousands of individuals have named Accutane as the cause of debilitating depression, suicidal ideation and other psychological disorders.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury by taking Accutane, you need to act quickly. Contact a Texas personal injury lawyer at our leading firm to learn more about possible monetary compensation for any Accutane related harm to your health.
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