>> Wednesday, February 9, 2011
As we all know, medicines are intended to help heal a medical condition or facilitate recovery from illnesses. However, it is very unfortunate that some drugs cause dangerous side effects that are not only serious but also life-threatening. A person who suffers from injury resulting from taking a medication or use of a pharmaceutical product can file a pharmaceutical claim. One such product liability claim involves accutane. An Accutane lawsuit is based on the following:
- There was a duty of care owed by the Accutane manufacturer to warn of dangers associated with the product's expected and normal use;
- There was a failure in the duty of care owed by the Accutane manufacturer; and
- The failure resulted in an injury related to the use of Accutane.
One lawsuit that alleged Accutane as cause of one man to develop inflammatory bowel disease i Andrew McCarrell from Moody Alabama. Last 2007, he received $119, 000 to cover his past medical expenses and $2.5 million in compensatory damages for his future medical costs and suffering.