Number of Accutane lawsuits continue to rise

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More Accutane lawsuits have been filed from people who took the acne medication and then developed negative health side effects, including inflammatory bowel disease.

Over 400 lawsuits have been filed in the last two months. This brings the total number of court lawsuits in New Jersey to 1,600. All of the suits claim that the company that manufactured the birth control pills, Roche Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately warning patients of the side effects that could occur after taking the medication.

Lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company began in 2003, but continue because the statue of limitation in the case depends on when the patient found out about the link to the side effects.

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