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Sep 21, 2011

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Verdict Search: Acne Drug Led to Bowel Disease

May 10, 2011

Verdict Search, May 2011

$25 M Awarded in Retrial of N.J. Accutane Case Alleging IBD

Feb 18, 2010

Mealey’s Emerging Drugs & Devices, February 18, 2010

Bloomberg: Roche Ordered to Pay $25 Million to Accutane User

Feb 16, 2010

Bloomberg, February 2010

Andrew McCarrell, 38, won the verdict today at a retrial in Atlantic City, New Jersey.…

McCarrell attorney Michael Hook represents plaintiffs in hundreds of other Accutane cases. McCarrell gasped and hugged Hook after the jury foreman announced the award.

“Every single one of these cases could be like this,” Hook said outside the courtroom.

Verdict Search: Verdict of the Month, Teen’s bowel disease due to acne medication use: pltf $10,578,500

Jan 5, 2009

Verdict Search, January 2009

The jury found that the defendant didn't do enough to alert Kendall and physicians of the risks associated with the use of Accutane, and also found that Kendall's use of Accutane was the proximate cause of her condition. The jury awarded $10,578,500.

New Trial Denied in $10.5 M Accutane IBD Verdict in New Jersey Court

Dec 18, 2008

Mealey’s Emerging Drugs & Devices, December 18, 2008

$12.9 M Awarded in 3 New Jersey Accutane IBD Cases

Dec 4, 2008

Mealey’s Emerging Drugs & Devices, December 4, 2008

Bloomberg: Roche Loses $12.9 Million Three-Case Accutane Verdict

Nov 20, 2008

Bloomberg, November 2008

Roche Holding AG must pay $12.9 million to plaintiffs who blamed the Accutane acne medicine for their inflammatory bowel disease, a New Jersey jury ruled, handing the company its fourth trial loss in the case. …

“The message from the jury was that Accutane causes inflammatory bowel disease and Roche improperly warned physicians,” Stephen Bolton, a plaintiffs' lawyer, said in an interview. “This verdict should send a strong message to Roche to seriously consider the allegations in these lawsuits.”

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