As a Fort Worth Accutane Inflammatory Bowel Disease attorney, I am providing this latest update to the Accutane lawsuits which have been filed in New Jersey.
3,000 Accutane lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey state court, Atlantic City, alleging that makers of the acne skin medication failed to adequately warn about the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, particularly Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.
All of the New Jersey state court lawsuits over Accutane and generic versions have been consolidated as a Mass Tort.
The first Accutane lawsuit was filed on September 23, 2004 and the 3,000th case was filed earlier this month, on February 9, 2011.
Roche discontinued Accutane in June 2009 due to the increasing costs associated with the Accutane litigation, but a number of generic versions remain available under names such as Claravis, Sotret, Amnesteem and generic isotretinoin.
Roche has lost all six cases that have reached a jury verdict.
A trial is scheduled to begin this month before Judge Higbee involving three Accutane suits, including one brought by actor James Marshall.