Hook Bolton
Mike Hook & Steve Bolton

In the Press

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The National Law Journal: Building a consortium of firms to try Accutane cases

Apr 9, 2007

There are about 400 Accutane cases, with 347 in New Jersey.
The National Law Journal, April, 2007

USA Today: Drugmaker rebuffed call to monitor users

Dec 6, 2004

USA Today, December 7, 2004:

Michael Hook, a Pensacola, Fla., attorney collaborating with Ryan on multiple Accutane lawsuits filed against Roche, said many of the cases allege the drug caused gastrointestinal illnesses. Accutane's label warns that the drug "has been associated with inflammatory bowel disease ... in patients without a prior history of intestinal disorders."

Hook's clients include Adam Mason, a 28-year-old Florida resident unable to return to work as a welder since surgeons removed most of his colon to treat inflammatory bowel disease. In an interview last week, Mason said he's convinced that Accutane caused his illness. "I'm angry about what I have to go through every day of my life because someone didn't do their research properly," he said.

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