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Accutane Lawsuit Ends in Hung Jury

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A state court jury in New Jersey was unable to reach a verdict in product liability lawsuit against Roche over allegations that Accutane caused Priya Tanna to suffer inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because of side effects of the popular acne medication. The parents of Tanna, who was age 15 when she began taking the medication to treat her acne, brought the lawsuit.

There are approximately 6,000 Accutane lawsuits currently before New Jersey state court Judge Carol E. Higbee with similar complaints, including that side effects of Accutane cause Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and severe chronic bowel injury.

Roche discontinued manufacturing Accutane in 2009; however, numerous generic versions are still available. The manufacturer argued they are not liable for her injuries because a 7-step warning process was in place before Tanna used the medication.

Though the first seven of the 10 lawsuits heard before a jury have been successful, the jury in the Tanna case failed to reach an agreement, which resulted in a hung jury. disclaimer: This article: Accutane Lawsuit Ends in Hung Jury was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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