New Jersey Accutane Injury Attorney – Sugarman Law
On June 26, 2009, Hoffmann-La Roche, the manufacturer of Accutane, announced it was recalling the product from the market. The move came after multiple reports throughout the United States of serious gastrointestinal injuries to Accutane users including: ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other serious injuries. This dangerous drug was finally recalled, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was finding serious potential dangers associated with drug, and Hoffman-LaRoche did not adequately warn prescribing doctors or the people taking this powerful acne medication.
Accutane, also known by the generic name Isotretinoin, was developed by Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. for the treatment of severe cystic (nodular) acne. It has also been sold by other drug companies under the names Roaccutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret. Accutane was approved by the FDA in 1982.
New Jersey Accutane Litigation – The Jurisdiction to File Your Accutane Injury Case
Hoffman La-Roche is a New Jersey based company with facilities in Clifton, New Jersey. For this reason, the company is properly sued for your injuries in New Jersey Courts. Due to the large number of people claiming Accutane-related injuries, Accutane has been designated a Mass Tort and assigned to a special courtroom and judge for complete handling. Whether you live in New Jersey, California or anywhere in between, your Accutane case should be filed in the New Jersey court.
More than 7,500 lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey on behalf of people who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries caused by the use of Accutane, including, but not limited to: ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, organ damage, and suicide. New Jersey juries have consistently returned verdicts in favor of Accutane victims with one of the recent verdicts for $12,900,000 in damages on behalf of one severely injured Accutane user.
Sugarman Law – Representing Accutane Injured
Sugarman Law actively represents many people with Accutane-related injuries, including: ulcerative Colitis, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease, colon cancer, and other serious gastrointestinal injuries. We have filed lawsuits for each of our clients in the New Jersey Court presiding over all Accutane injury cases. We represent clients from throughout the United States who took Accutane as far back as the late 1980’s and as recently as 2009.
For more than 10 years, Mr. Sugarman has represented those injured by dangerous and defective drugs. He was Liaison Counsel to the New Jersey Superior Court for the more than 5,000 cases filed against a major pharmaceutical company for injuries caused by fenfluramine/phentermine, an anti-obesity treatment more commonly known as fen-phen, and represented those with fen-phen related injuries in individual lawsuits and in the National Class Action Settlement. Additionally, Sugarman has successfully obtained compensation for women injured by Ortho Evra and Yaz/Yazmin birth control drugs, and for those injured by Propulsid, Paxil and other dangerous and defective drugs and devices. Sugarman Law is ready to help you, like we are helping our current clients with Accutane-related injuries.
Injuries Caused By Accutane:
Accutane has been linked to the following serious injuries:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Rectal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Central nervous system injuries
- Bone and muscle loss
- Cardiovascular injuries
- Liver and kidney damage
- Immune system disorder
- Hearing and vision damage
- Thyroid disorders
- Suicidal thoughts and behavior
Compensation for Accutane Injuries – Your Accutane Lawsuit – Sugarman Law Protects Your Legal Rights
Due to a law called Statute of Limitations, time is running out to file a lawsuit or make a claim if you have suffered ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or another Accutane-related injury. Every state has strict time limits, so you must act now to be eligible to recover damages.
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Have you suffered an Accutane-related injury? Please fill out the contact form or call us at 866-657-5660 to speak with an experienced defective drug attorney at Sugarman Law. We are ready to speak with you about your medical condition, your legal rights to money damages, and how we can help. The consultation is free, and we earn no fee unless we collect a settlement or verdict for you.
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