$25M Accutane Verdict Vacated On Appeal In New Jersey On Law Choice, Limitations

(August 12, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals panel on Aug. 11 vacated a $25 million Accutane bowel injury verdict after finding that Alabama’s statute of limitations applied, rather than New Jersey’s, and that the plaintiff’s claim was time-barred (Andrew McCarrell v. Hoffman-La Roche, Inc., et al., No. A-4481-12T1, N.J. Super., App. Div.; 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1925).

(McCarrell opinion available. Document #28-150820-002Z.)

In June 1995, Andrew McCarrell, then 23, was prescribed 40 milligrams of Accutane twice a day to treat his acne. By February 1996,...
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