Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 10, 2010 in Defective Drug
Accutane is a drug that has been used for the treatment of severe cases of acne, and it was manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, one of the true giants of the pharmaceutical medication world. It was originally approved in 1982 in the United States, and it showed early promise fighting the effects and symptoms of acne. However, many reports of serious Accutane side effects eventually began to surface, and now it seems that even Hollywood has a need for experienced Accutane side effects lawyers. One actor in particular is suing the makers of Accutane, and several stars will be testifying on his behalf.
Actor James Marshall, who is best known for his role as Louden Downey in the smash hit movie A Few Good Men began to take Accutane several years ago to treat the symptoms of acne. Unfortunately, he eventually began to experience many of the same Accutane side effects that many others had endured, and as a result of several complications he had to have his colon removed. As a result of this necessity, Marshall is claiming that he can no longer act and is suing the manufacturer for a sum of nearly $12 million.
In his corner are several Hollywood stars who will testify that Marshall was on his way to becoming a big star with a high earning potential. Included on his witness list are luminaries such as Rob Reiner, Martin Sheen and Brian Dennehy, all of whom agree that Marshall's career being cut short is a tragedy for him and that it stunted a quick rise to the top of the silver screen.
The case should be interesting for many reasons, not the least of which is that it will shine a needed light on those who have suffered - many silently - from Accutane side effects. Many lawsuits have been filed, and to this point most have been decided in trial in favor of those who have been harmed. If this includes you or someone you love, contact a personal injury lawyer at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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