Accutane® Attorneys | Harrell & Harrell
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The manufacturer revised warning labels and added a separate consent form acknowledging the risks prior to allowing patients to begin taking the drug. In addition, the FDA is warning consumers “Do Not Buy Accutane® Over the Internet”.
Doctors and patients alike trust pharmaceutical companies to manufacture new drugs and devices in the best interest of the general public. Any time we discover that a pharmaceutical manufacturer or surgical products company has been deemed as putting corporate gains over consumers, our attorneys launch a scrupulous search to identify entities that have responsibility for the personal injuries suffered. Sometimes, the drug manufacturer or marketer will have taken steps to remove the medical product, or to provide adequate instructions or warnings. Unjustifiably, there are still cases where drug companies elect not to tell consumers (or their physician) that a potential problem exists.
Side Effects of Accutane® Use
Accutane® is the most potent acne drug on the market and is available through prescription only. Due to its strong formulations, doctors and dermatologists typically prescribe the drug when other treatment options have failed. Possible effects and patient outcomes include:
- Increased Sensitivity to Sun
- Dry Skin and Nausea
- Birth Defects (Mental Retardation or Physical Deformities)
- Fetal Death
- Depression, Psychosis and Suicide
NOTE: Due to possible risk of birth defects, doctors limit the use of Accutane® to male patients or female patients who agree to a pre-prescription pregnancy prevention program.
If you or a loved one has been injured by or permanently damaged due the failure of a manufacturer or seller to exercise reasonable care or to provide a safe product, we can document and quantify the damages for compensation of medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future healthcare costs and any lasting disabilities. Contact a dangerous drug lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.