Accutane Lawsuits

Accutane Lawsuits Totaling Over $50 Million

Juries have awarded more than $50 million in lawsuits filed by former Accutane users against Hoffman-La Roche, Inc., the manufacturer of Accutane. For example:

After losing several Accutane lawsuits, Roche decided to discontinue the sale of Accutane in the U.S. in June 2006. Roche specifically said the "high costs from personal-injury lawsuits" was a factor in its decision.

More than 1,000 lawsuits are still pending against Roche.

Accutane Lawsuits Have Strict Time Limits

There are strict time limits to filing an Accutane lawsuit. If a lawsuit is not brought on time, the claim is lost forever. If you or a loved one has suffered Accutane injuries, talk to an experienced lawyer right away about filing a lawsuit. Call us now at 1-800-650-9040.

Failure to Warn

Accutane lawsuits aginst Roche are based on its failure to properly warn about the significant dangers of Accutane side effects. In particular, we believe Roche failed to properly warn users about Accutane’s gastrointestinal side effects, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. As a result, users are not aware of the dangers of taking Accutane.

Because Roche failed to properly warn of the drug’s dangers, many users are not aware their serious health problems were caused by Accutane.

FDA Info

Accutane has been in the top five drugs for serious adverse side effects in the FDA’s database for several years. The FDA estimates only a small percentage of side effects actually get reported to the FDA.

The FDA required Roche to include several strong black box warnings with Accutane. In addition, the FDA placed significant restrictions for Accutane prescription on doctors and pharmacies.

Even with the FDA’s requirements, Roche did not properly warn about all of Accutane’s significant side effects. For example, the warnings for gastrointestinal problems were not adequate. Many of the Accutane users who have filed lawsuits against Roche have suffered from gastrointestinal side effects.

Do I Have a Claim?

We believe the Roche was negligent in failing to warn consumers about Accutane dangers. All of the juries that have examined the evidence have concluded that Roche was legally negligent. However, the company has not stepped up to the plate to do the right thing to compensate the people they have harmed. Instead, they are continuing to fight the lawsuits filed against them, and they are continuing to lose those lawsuits.

If you have taken Accutane and have suffered any side effects, the manufacturer may be responsible for your injuries. Because there are time limits for filing a lawsuit, call an attorney right away.

The side effects of Accutane can develop — and last — long after a user stops taking the drug!

If you or someone you know has suffered an Accutane injury, you may be entitled to compensation through an Accutane lawsuit. Call us now at 1-800-650-9040.