higher rate of bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis in those who took isotretinoin – the active ingredient in Accutane.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Alton Herbert and people who can file an Accutane Class Action Lawsuit. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on April 18th, 2012, the Accutane side effects lawsuit filed by Louisiana man, Alton Herbert, was transferred to the current Accutane Multi District Litigation (MDL 1626) in the Middle District of Florida. Alton Herbert filed the lawsuit on January 12th, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (case no. ATL-L-5981-11-MT). In the lawsuit Herbert claims he was prescribed generic Accutane (Claravis) to treat his acne in September 2009 and he discontinued the drug in October 2009. He was admitted to the hospital on December 15, 2010 as he suffered from nausea and weight loss and he, allegedly, was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease). In the lawsuit Herbert claimed Barr Laboratories, manufacturer of the generic form of Accutane called “Claravis,” was liable for his Crohn's disease. Accutane is a popular acne medication specifically made to treat people who have extreme cases of acne.
In a 2008 trial, Kamie S. Kendall, who accused Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, was awarded over $10.5 million by a jury (case no A-73-2010–066802).
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Accutane severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Accutane remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
Accutane (isotretinoin), introduced in 1982, was manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. In 2009, as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing, the drug was pulled from the US market. In February 2010, Bloomberg reported that Roche was ordered to pay $25 million to Accutane user Andrew McCarrell (case no. L-1951-03).
In September 2010, study results published on the American Journal of Gastroenterology, by researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill showed a higher rate of bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis in those who took isotretinoin – the active ingredient in Accutane.
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