Florida Accutane Lawyer

What is Accutane & why is it dangerous?

Accutane, known generically as isotretinoin, was originally developed as a chemotherapy drug. While studying the properties of this medication, researchers found that it could be used to treat severe cases of acne. For this reason, this drug was released onto the market shortly thereafter with approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It wasn't until a decade later that healthcare professionals became concerned about the drug's dangerous side-effects, including noticeable links between the drug and the development of birth defects, depression and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

While Accutane has proven to be an effective treatment for acne, countless patients have suffered unforeseen, and long-lasting, consequences. For this reason, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the makers of this dangerous drug, decided to voluntarily recall the product in 2009; however, generic versions of the medication are still available and widely prescribed. If you or someone you love has experienced complications after taking Accutane, or one of its generic counterparts, you should not hesitate to get in touch with the West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A.

You may be entitled to compensation if you have experienced any of the following side-effects:

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Child birth defects
  • Heart or liver disease
  • Excessive bone growth
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Severe depression

Roche Pharmaceuticals Has Already Paid $53 Million

More than 16 million people have taken Accutane since it was first introduced in 1982. Although it has been removed from the market, generic versions are still widely prescribed throughout the country. For this reason, it is no surprise that more than 7,000 personal injury lawsuits have been filed against the drug's manufacturer, Roche Pharmaceuticals. So far, the company has paid out $53 million to resolve these claims. While numerous cases have been dismissed over expirations on the statute of limitations, hundreds are still pending. To find out if you are entitled to compensation, contact the West Palm Beach product liability lawyer at our firm for a free and confidential consultation.

We Will Review Your Case for Free: (561) 659-6366

If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous drug like Accutane, the legal team at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. would like to hear from you. We will review your case for free when you contact our firm at (651) 659-6366 or fill out a confidential case evaluation form online, so you would have nothing to lose by taking the first step today. Time is of the essence when dealing with cases of products liability – get started immediately with the help of our firm.