Accutane Lawsuit Lawyer
Please note: Our law firm no longer accepts Accutane cases.
Accutane has been linked to several severe side effects, which include birth defects, depression, suicide, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), other gastrointestinal injuries, Crohn’s Disease and more. Matthews & Associates has filed several Accutane Lawsuits across the country. If you or someone you love has been injured by Accutane, contact an experienced Accutane Lawyer for a free legal consultation regarding a potential Accutane Lawsuit against the manufacturer, Hoffman-La Roche.
Please note: Matthews & Associates is no longer accepting Accutane cases.
Accutane Recall Information
In 2009, after much negative press, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Accutane, took Accutane off the market in twelve countries. The drug company cited rising competition as its reason for removing the drug and did not credit the drug’s removal to Accutane side effects.
Accutane Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Accutane, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To contact an Accutane lawyer for a free consultation and accutane lawsuit information, call Matthews and Associates toll free at 1-888-520-5202.
Accutane FDA Warnings
The FDA warns consumers to NEVER take Accutane or any version of the drug if they are susceptible to becoming pregnant or already pregnant. Women who take Accutane while pregnant may experience serious and life threatening side effects that include birth defects.
The FDA has warned consumers of the risk of purchasing Accutane on the Internet. Due to the potential side effects of ingesting Accutane, the FDA warns users not to take Accutane without the supervision of a healthcare professional and pharmacist.
What is Accutane?
Accutane is a medication used to treat nodular acne, a severe type of acne that is unhealed by other treatments. According to the Accutane Medication Guide, nodular acne consists of multiple red, swollen, tender lumps formed in the skin. Nodular acne can create permanent scars when untreated.
- goes by the generic names of Amnesteem ™, Claravis™, and Sotret®.
- contains the active ingredient Isotretinoin
- was originally approved May 7, 1982
- is manufactured by Hoffmann La Roche
- is approved for the use of treating nodular acne
Off –label Uses of Accutane
Despite severe side effects related to the use of Accutane, many users take the drug for —
- Mild acne
- Moderate acne
Accutane Side Effects
While Accutane is often effective in the treatment of nodular acne, the side effects associated with the drug are often severe and sometimes life threatening. They include:
- Birth defects
- Death of baby
- Premature birth
- See other Accutane side effects
Contact an Accutane Lawyer
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the severe or life-threatening side effects of Accutane, contact an Accutane lawyer now. Contact the experienced Accutane lawyers of Matthews and Associates for up to date accutane lawsuit information by calling toll free 1-888-520-5202 or by providing your information on our contact form.
Accutane FDA Alerts
In July 2005 the FDA released an alert about suicidal thoughts or actions related to the use of Accutane. The FDA stated that all patients taking the drug should be closely monitored for severe symptoms such as depression and suicidal thoughts including sad mood, irritability, anger, loss of interest in activities, and changes in sleep or appetite, among others.