Roche Inches Closer To Escaping Accutane MDL

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge found Thursday that Hoffman-La Roche Inc. adequately warned a user of the acne treatment Accutane about the risk of bowel injury, leaving only one suit remaining in the multidistrict litigation over the drug.

U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. granted summary judgment to Roche in a suit brought by plaintiff Ryan Thompson, who claimed he had to have parts of his bowel surgically removed as a result of taking Accutane.

The ruling comes two weeks after Roche defeated 40 other lawsuits in...
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Case Title

In Re: Accutane Products Liability


Case Number

8:04-md-02523

Court

Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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James S. Moody, Jr

Date Filed

November 18, 2004


Case Title

Thompson v. Hoffman La Roche Inc et al


Case Number

8:12-cv-01516

Court

Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

James S. Moody, Jr

Date Filed

July 9, 2012

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