Accutane, manufactured by Roche AG, an enormous company based in Switzerland, was an acne medication that was available via prescription designed to help people who had suffered from serious cases of the condition. For a time, the drug showed promise and positive results, but eventually calls began to go out to Accutane side effects lawyers after reports of problems began to arise. It seems that those who have been harmed now include at least one member of Hollywood, as a prominent actor has joined the growing list of people who have filed Accutane side effects lawsuits against its manufacturer.
DESCRIPTION OF THE LATEST ACCUTANE SIDE EFFECTS LAWSUIT
The lawsuit that has gained public notice was filed by James Marshall, an up-and-coming actor who was best known for his role as Louden Downey in the movie “A Few Good Men”. Since that time, Marshall was hoping to continue to climb the Hollywood ladder, but he contracted a severe case of acne for which Accutane was prescribed. Unfortunately, he began to suffer from serious Accutane side effects, the lawsuit alleges, and he eventually had to have his entire colon removed. Marshall is seeking approximately $11 million in damages from Roche.
Several well-known celebrities will be appearing to testify in support of Marshall’s claim that his acting career was ruined because of Accutane side effects and because these problems cost him a great deal of success. Examples of witnesses who will testify on his behalf include Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner and Brian Dennehy. All are expected to testify that Marshall would have become an enormous star on the movie scene had his career not been cut short by his medical problems.
ACCUTANE SIDE EFFECTS CLAIMS CONTINUE TO BE FILED
On the heels of reports of serious Accutane side effects that include Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and ulcerative colitis, all of which attack the bowels and the colon, people all over the United States have filed Accutane side effects lawsuits against Roche. After several consecutive verdicts were handed down that awarded millions of dollars in damages to plaintiffs, the company decided to pull Accutane from the market in 2009.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using this medication, contact the Accutane side effects lawyers at Atkins & Markoff immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.