If you’re an Indiana patient and have suffered serious injury from Accutane®, you have rights – but only an experienced drug injury lawyer can help. I am Ken Nunn, The Indiana Injury Lawyer. Call me now at 1-800-CALL-KEN! Don’t go to sleep worrying. We know how important your case is and we believe in returning phone calls fast.
Accutane® (isotretinoin), made by Hoffmann-LaRoche, entered the market in 1982 to treat only the most severe forms of acne that could not be treated with other medication. Since then, more than five million people in the United States and 12 million people around the world have used Accutane®. Some have suffered severe side effects. The most widely publicized adverse reactions to Accutane® have been suicide, depression, severe birth defects, and damage to the liver, kidneys, and colon.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first required Hoffmann-LaRoche to increase warnings about the danger of birth defects as a result of using Accutane® in 1983. In 2005, the FDA approved a strengthened risk management plan for Accutane® to make sure women did not become pregnant while taking the medicine because it caused severe birth defects as well as miscarriages. That same year, the FDA also approved new warnings for risks of depression and psychiatric problems. More recently, Accutane® has been linked to incidents of severe pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease, sometimes requiring surgical removal of certain organs.
In June 2009, Hoffmann-LaRoche announced that it was removing the drug from the U.S. market, citing increased competition of generics and the cost of defending itself from lawsuits as the reason. The drug is so dangerous that the FDA changed its rules so that doctors must now get patients to sign a consent form saying that the patient understands all the risks associated with Accutane®. It is also one of just three drugs in the United States that has ever been required to come with a Medguide (a detailed warning distributed by pharmacists).
When companies act negligently and allow a dangerous drug into the marketplace, it is you as the consumer who is harmed while the company makes a profit. Negligent drug companies must be held liable for the lives they harm. Everyone knows if you have been hurt by a pharmaceutical company through negligence, you call Ken Nunn. I am an aggressive drug injury lawyer who knows Indiana pharmaceutical laws. I will fight to get you the settlement you deserve.
If you have experienced Accutane® side effects such as birth defects, inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease, you may be entitled to financial compensation. While money will not restore your losses, it can help take care of your medical bills and other expenses while helping you to rebuild your life. Contact me today online or call my toll-free number 1-800-CALL-KEN for a no risk, no cost consultation. Don’t hesitate! Put a fighter on your side today.