Have you experienced an intestinal injury because you took the prescription medication known as Accutane?
Accutane, also known as Isotretinoin, is a prescription medication intended to treat nodular acne. This drug is usually prescribed to adolescents, although many adults were prescribed the medication. Accutane is usually prescribed only after other acne treatments have failed. Women should not become pregnant while taking this drug because it has been known to cause severe birth defects.
Problems Associated With Accutane
Reports have linked Accutane to several severe intestinal conditions. These conditions include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.
These conditions can be painful, and they can greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life. Intensive surgeries are often necessary, and during surgery part of the intestinal system may be removed. Accutane users can take this medication for several years before side effects become apparent.
There are some claims that Hoffman-La Roche Inc. knew about the dangers of this drug but did not pass that information along to Accutane users. Accutane users who develop these intestinal conditions often require expensive medical treatment for the rest of their lives.
What Your Next Step Should Be
The law firm of Goldberg and Osborne has years of experience litigating against pharmaceutical corporations. Our firm believes that pharmaceutical corporations should be held responsible for the drugs they manufacture and sell. When a pharmaceutical company fails to take responsibility for their products, our firm will protect your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
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