The popular acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin) has been linked to a wide range of adverse events, causing its manufacturer, Hoffman-La Roche Inc., to recall the drug in June of 2009. Unfortunately, many people were injured before the drug was recalled. Furthermore, certain generic brands are still available to U.S. consumers.
If you are one of the thousands of people injured by Accutane, there may still be time to bring a lawsuit against Hoffman-La Roche. Learn more about the Accutane recall by speaking with the lawyers at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. Call 866-273-1941 or send us an email to arrange a free consultation.
Before its recall, Accutane led to thousands of injuries, including:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Birth defects
- Depression and suicide
As you can see, many of these defects caused by Accutane are irreversible and can change lives forever. There is no cure for IBD or some of the birth defects caused by prescription drugs. There is no way to bring back a loved one after death from IBD complications, birth defects and suicide.
That is why it is important to hold Hoffman-La Roche — and all manufacturers of defective drugs — accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence. Certain drugs, like Accutane, may be off the market, but their manufacturers already made millions, if not billions, of dollars while their patients suffered. Manufacturers must be held to higher standards.
Talk to Us About an Accutane Side Effects Lawsuit
There is a specific amount of time that people have to bring Accutane lawsuits — two years after discovering the injury. That is why it is vital to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Do not hesitate to contact the Pittsburgh Accutane recall attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., for a free consultation: Call 866-273-1941 or contact us online.