New York City Malpractice Lawyer Discusses Accutane Cases

Pharmaceutical drug litigation lawyers from the Lurie Law Firm, a renowned law firm based in New York, are ready to fight for the rights of those who once took the drug and have suffered serious complications.

Online PR News – 04-November-2009 – New York, New York – Accutane, a common commercial name for the drug Isotretinoin, which, up until recently, was used for the treatment of moderate to severe acne, is making headlines as many former users of the drug are now suing the companies that manufactured it and other similar drugs after experiencing serious life-altering side effects.

According to George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner with Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (, a Manhattan injury law firm that fights for the rights of those who have been adversely affected by prescription drugs, former Accutane users have the opportunity to collect damages from Roche Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Accunate.

“One of the most prevalent adverse effects related to Accutane, even after treatment has been discontinued, is inflammatory bowel disease,” says Ilchert. “However, some former patients have reported hair loss, decreased night vision, degenerative disc disease, bone disease, and rosacea.”

Unfortunately, many patients who used Accutane to treat their acne were not aware that such long-term side effects existed or were not properly informed of them by the drug manufacturer, according to Ilchert, as a result, many former users have been awarded large settlements by courts.

“We have seen many patients that once used Accutane to treat their acne problems walk away with large settlements after the courts determined that they were not made aware of the risks involved with taking this drug,” says Ilchert. “Now that Accutane has been taken off the market, we expect many more former users to come forward seeking the damages they deserve.”

Ilchert and the rest of the team at Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP, say that they are ready to help victims of Accutane use get the justice they deserve, with a team of medical professionals at their disposal to help them make their case.

Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing New York injury victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit

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