Product Liability Lawyer
People rely on pharmaceutical drugs to help improve their health. However, when big companies choose to put "profits over people" as in this case, they should be held responsible for their actions. Accutane is an acne medication that was developed by Hoffman-LaRoche, the American division of The Roche Group. Although this drug has made billions for the company, after twenty-five years, the manufacturer stopped producing the drugs. Although they said that they stopped production for business reasons, some believe it was because of the thousands of lawsuits that were filed against them.
Accutane contains the drug isotretinoin which is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is a natural derivative of vitamin A In March of 2006, the U.S. issued a warning stating that women who are pregnant of may become pregnant must not take this drug. It can cause miscarriage, the baby to be born too early, the baby may die shortly after birth, or be born with birth defects. Besides these pregnancy-related injuries, they can also lead to serious side effects like rectal bleeding, muscle weakness, ringing in the ears, vision problems, trouble breathing, fainting, and more.
Why hire a product liability attorney?
If you or a family member were injured by the use of Accutane, you should speak with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We understand how difficult it is to be injured because of a medicine you trusted to help you. Your doctor could be responsible for your injuries if they failed to give you the proper warning concerning the dangers of taking this drug. A product liability attorney from Arnold & Itkin LLP is dedicated to defending those who have been injured by dangerous drugs. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation and settlements and will work tirelessly to get you the reimbursement you deserve.
Contact a product liability lawyer to learn more about your specific case. You will not pay a cent unless we successfully resolve your case.