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Suffered Drug Side Effects? Houston Accutane Lawyer Prepared to Help
If you took Accutane or the generic isotretinoin and suffered serious side effects, or a loved one died as a result of taking the drug, contact a Houston Accutane lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm now.
Oral isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative that doctors often prescribe as medication for patients whose glands secrete too much oil for the skin. The primary purpose of the drug is to treat acne and other serious skin conditions, typically only after other high-strength skin medications have been tried without success. The prescription product is marketed under a variety of names by different pharmaceutical companies, most notably, Accutane.
Serious Accutane Side Effects
Unfortunately, Accutane is recognized for having some of the most serious side effects of any prescription drug on the market. It has been linked to serious health problems for the patient including gastrointestinal diseases and disorders such as pancreatitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Common health problems associated with Accutane include:
Severe depression: Nearly 300 suicides have been directly attributed to the severe depression resulting from taking Accutane and similar isotretinoin medications.
- Brittle bones: Extended use can cause bone, tissue and ligament damage that results in fractures
- Crohn's disease: Studies have shown that Accutane and other isotretinoin pharmaceuticals have resulted in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pancreatitits.
- Vision loss: The drug may have an adverse effect on the eyesight of people prescribed high dosages.
- Birth Defects
Additional health problems from side-effects from Accutane and similar prescription acne medication include severe fatigue, increased sensitivity to light, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries and Losses
If you have suffered a serious medical condition after taking an Accutane prescription product, you may be entitled to compensation for resultant medical care, financial losses and suffering. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal responsibility to ensure their products are safe for the marketplace. FDA approval does not relieve them of their liability. In addition, doctors have a professional responsibility to ensure that every test and precaution is taken to ensure that their patients can safely take Accutane without suffering the injuries associated with the side effects.
Houston Accutane Lawyer Offers Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages
The Houston Accutane lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have experience in handling cases against corporate giants. We have created strategic alliances with other lawyers around the nation in an effort to share valuable information that benefits your case. If you have been injured or a loved one has died after taking a defective drug, we have the ability to hold the drug company responsible for their actions.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of taking Accutane, or any unsafe or defective drug containing isotretinoin (generic name for Accutane), contact our firm for a free initial consultation with an experienced Houston Accutane lawyer.