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Accutane is a powerful acne medication which has been prescribed to millions of patients. Unfortunately, thousands of these patients have suffered numerous serious and debilitating side effects. The side effects were known for many years, but the manufacturer and many physicians failed to warn their patients of the potential dangers of the drug.
The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., of Boston are here to help you determine your legal rights with regard to this dangerous medication. Important information to determine if you have a legal claim for personal injury in regards to this defective product, including the right to compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, is provided below.
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a synthetic form of vitamin A manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche. Accutane was originally manufactured in 1982 as a chemotherapy drug for certain kinds of cancer. Since then, it has also been prescribed by physicians to treat patients with severe acne. Overall, approximately 13 million people have used Accutane or its generic equivalents, including many patients in Massachusetts. Generic equivalents include Amnesteem, Claravis and Sotret.
Serious Side Effects
Unfortunately, many of the patients treated with Accutane, including those in Massachusetts, have suffered serious side effects as a result. These serious side effects include ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, liver damage, depression, and suicide. The side effects have led to permanent conditions requiring extensive treatment, including surgery.
Due to the unacceptably-high number of patients experiencing these serious side effects, Accutane was withdrawn from the market by Hoffman-La Roche in June of 2009. The generic equivalents are still available and are still being prescribed. Millions of people have already taken the defective drug and many of them have suffered personal injury as a result.
If you have been prescribed Accutane and experienced serious side effects such as ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering caused by Accutane.
You should first seek qualified medical care; then you should contact the Massachusetts Accutane lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck to help you determine your legal rights and options regarding this defective product. Time is of the essence in product liability cases.
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Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Product Liability Experience
A consumer may be able to file a claim against any manufacturer which is negligent and produces a product with a defective design, makes an error or fails to warn the consumer about possible harm. The Boston product liability lawyers at Breakstone,White & Gluck have over 100 years combined experience representing clients who have been injured by defective products. We have developed relationships with top experts in the field of product liability, including medical professionals, failure analysts and others. We put our experience, skills and resources to work for clients in every case.