Former Accutane Patients File Lawsuits in 2010

Accutane Lawsuit 2010It is estimated that nearly 20 million people in across the world were prescribed Accutane to treat their acne. According to recent Accutane lawsuit 2010 information, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Hoffman-La Roche, the manufacturer of Accutane.

The suits accuse the company of negligence, because it failed to warn its clients about potential side effects of this drug they may face in the process of acne therapy. This acne treatment is reported to be linked to severe psychological (Accutane depression and suicidal thoughts) and physical side effects, including:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Psychatric disorders (including depression and suicidal thoughts)
  • Birth defects

Though Accutane is not available on the US market, it is still sold worldwide including Canada, where it has been named in  a recent Accutane lawsuit 2010 (Canada).

A number of Accutane lawsuit 2010 settlements have already been reached successfully. In February 2010 Federal Court of New Jersey awarded Andrew McCarrell, who had his colon removed because of the inflammatory bowel disease related to Accutane usage, more than $25 million in compensatory damages. This is the most substantial sum awarded by Hoffman-La Roche.

To there have been more than 1000 claims filed against the company and it has lost six cases. More than $56 million has been awarded to patients, who suffered from the severe side effects of Accutane.

Accutane Lawsuit 2010

If you or your loved one has suffered severe Accutane side effects, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Please fill out the free case evaluation form to the right, or call 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) to discuss your case with one of our Accutane side effects attorneys today.