Jury Returns $7 Million Verdict in Accutane Case




PENSACOLA, Fla. - A Florida jury has awarded $7 million to a man who claimed he developed a gastrointestinal disease and had his colon removed after taking the acne drug Accutane. Mason v. Kenneth Counselman, MD, et al., No. 2001 CA 002416 (Fla. Cir. Ct., Escambia Cty.).

Jurors took two days to find Accutane manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche responsible for failing to warn Adam Mason that Accutane use could cause inflammatory bowel disease. The jury returned the verdict Oct. 11. Judge Michael Allen presided over the trial, according to court records.

It was the second time this year that a state …






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