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Accutane Mass Tort Discovery Delay Granted
Elise Kramer | February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Accutane Crohns Disease News
The judge presiding over a number of Accutane cases that have been consolidated in a mass tort case in New Jersey has ordered that the deadline for the sixth wave of core discovery be extended. Judge Carol E. Higbee’s order was granted on the 18th of January, 2012, which extended both deadlines by three months, allowing defendant Hoffman-La Roche more time to prepare relevant documentation; the new dates are as follows: Wave VI(A) cases must be completed by the 26th of April, 2012, while Wave VI(B) cases must be completed on the 10th of June, 2012.
Accutane lawsuits cite inflammatory bowel disease
A number of plaintiffs have already filed suit after experiencing severe side effects from the once-popular acne drug Accutane. Accutane was pulled from the United States’ pharmaceutical market in 2009, but generic versions of the drug remain.
The most commonly cited complaint in Accutane lawsuits is the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, which can include Accutane Crohn’s disease and Accutane ulcerative colitis. Both of these conditions are relatively serious and often involve extensive medical care; many patients continue to experience symptoms for the rest of their lives and some are hospitalized on and off for the foreseeable future. There is no cure for either condition, only ongoing treatments that can include risky surgeries.
Accutane mass tort consolidates lawsuits
The mass tort litigation currently taking place in New Jersey was created at the end of last year and involves cases that have to do with Accutane inflammatory bowel disease and other serious gastrointestinal disorders. The mass tort litigation was initiated after it became clear that there were going to be a significant number of Accutane lawsuits filed by patients who had experienced serious side effects.
Judge Carol E. Higbee has chosen a number of Accutane Crohn’s disease cases to act as bellwether trials. These lawsuits represent the majority of the mass tort and bring up relatively universal complains, including the assertion that plaintiffs were not adequately warned about the dangers linked to Accutane when they began using the medication.
Plaintiffs are seeking settlements that could help cover specific costs such as medical bills and lost wages, but also could help alleviate pain and suffering and other traumas experienced by the patient.
- History of Accutane Mass Tort Lawsuits
- Accutane Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey, Florida
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