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Pharmaceutical Company Pays $1.5 Million to Utah Woman in Accutane Warning Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical Company Pays $1.5 Million to Utah Woman in Accutane Warning Lawsuit

http://www.newsinferno.com/jury-orders-roche-to-pay-1-5-million-to-accutane-user-for-ibd/

A $1.5 million New Jersey award was upheld, and $87,000 in medical expenses, in favor of a Utah woman even after an appeals court had previously overturned a $10.5 million verdict. The jury's award was upheld in light of the victim's development of a bowel disease after she used Hoffman La Roche Inc. and Roche Laboratories, Inc.'s Accutane acne medicine. The victim's suit was based on an allegation that the Roche defendants failed to properly warn her doctors that Accutane could cause ulcerative colitis. The victim took Accutane for six years and the medication failed to properly warn the victim about the risks that would occur on her colon.

Juries have previously found that the Roche defendants knew about the causal affects between the drug and the bowel disease and that they purposefully and wrongfully withheld the information from patients and their doctors. In fact, this is the ninth consecutive jury to find that the Roche defendants failed to warn patients that Accutance generally causes ulcerative colitis. Additionally, Accutance has also been linked to birth effects and depression. Since the drug went on the US market in 1982, about 16 million people have taken Accutance. Therefore, based on the asserted links between the drug and various diseases, and the numerous jury verdicts that have awarded plaintiffs for their damages based on general causation issues, consumers should be on high alert if they have taken Accutance in the past and have experienced adverse health consequences as a result.

Drug safety is at the forefront to our minds when it comes to treating medical conditions. The experienced Missouri product liability attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will fight for you if it is discovered that you have taken an unsafe medicine and have suffered serious side effects. Contact our knowledgeable family of attorneys at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you have suffered from a loss due to the negligence of a manufacturer of consumer products such as a medicine that is later found to be unsafe.

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