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If you have taken Accutane (Isotretinonin) and suffered injury, psychological damage, ill health, complications during pregnancy, or had a child born with a birth defect, you may be entitled to recover damages from the drug’s manufacturer. If someone you love has died or committed suicide because of this powerful drug, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. AttorneysTrialGroup.com has been helping Florida personal injury victims since 1988 win Hundreds of Millions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements. Whether handling dangerous drug cases, or providing counsel on personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents ( automobile, truck, motorcycle), defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse , insurance contract disputes or theme park negligence claims, we represent our clients – not manufacturers or insurance companies. If you have been a victim of the severe side effects of Accutane, contact Attorneys Trial Group today. We can help to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled.
Accutane is manufactured by Roche Laboratories and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982 to treat severe, disfiguring cystic acne. “Resistant nodular cystic” acne is painful, disfiguring and unresponsive to other treatments including antibiotics. A synthetic derivative of Vitamin A, Accutane is to be taken orally over a course of several months. The drug works by causing oil glands to shrink and diminish their oil production. While the medication has been very effective in treating acne in patients, the benefits are often outweighed by the significant health risks that Accutane poses. According to the FDA’s database, Accutane is one of the top three drugs with the most reported site effects. Even before its approval, testing linked Accutane to fetal anomalies in animals. Other serious health issues associated with Accutane include birth defects and fetal death; psychiatric problems including suicide; damage to the liver, kidneys, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and autoimmune system. Some research indicates that Accutane increases the risk of colon cancer. Because of the varied and dangerous side effects associated with the drug, physicians must diligently monitor their Accutane patients by frequent blood testing.
Accutane has been before the FDA more than twenty times because of its serious side effects. Whether you are considering a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death claim, it is important to have the guidance and resources of a legal team who specializes in personal injury, product liability and wrongful death claims. Attorneys Trial Group can help improve your chances of recovering damages from negligent drug manufacturers. We work to ensure that you receive the fairest settlement and will aggressively litigate when appropriate. We will visit your home, or hospital to provide a free evaluation of your situation. Or you can come to our office to discuss your claim. Remember, there are no fees or costs unless you win. contact us today online or by telephone – in Orlando at (407) 381-4123, or in Kissimmee, (407) 846-2240.
Recent Accutane News
FDA Issues Increased Restrictions on Accutane
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday unveiled new restrictions for Accutane, a drug indicated for the treatment of a specific type of severe acne that is not responsive to other therapies.
Consumer advocate group Public Citizen told the FDA that the acne drug Accutane, which causes birth defects and life-threatening adverse events, should be removed from the market and prescribed only under very limited and controlled conditions.