Injured by Accutane? Here’s How to Get Legal Funding

Jacky Gale | August 8th, 2017

If you are one of the 2,174 plaintiffs whose Accutane lawsuit was dismissed in February of 2015, you should call your lawyer right away, as your case has been reinstated. Thousands of Accutane users filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of this drug, which had originally been developed as a chemotherapy agent for cancer, but later was prescribed to clear up acne. Like many other plaintiffs with any sort of drug injury lawsuit pending, you may be wondering how to pay your legal fees and cope with injury-related expenses while awaiting a settlement or jury award. Legal funding, available from LawStreet Capital, might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Is legal funding right for you?

Consider your answers to the following questions.

  • Are you having trouble paying your legal fees?
  • Are you having trouble paying medical bills, mortgage or rent, or other expenses?
  • Would you like a risk-free way to fund your lawsuit?
  • Do bank loan offers have interest rates that are too high?

One or more affirmative answers to these questions indicate that legal funding may benefit you. Legal funding is a non-recourse, risk-free cash advance that doesn’t need to be repaid if you lose your case. If you win your case, you’ll pay back the cash advance out of your settlement or jury award. This is similar to the contingency fee structure that most drug injury lawyers use, which involves only collecting a legal fee if the case is successful for the plaintiff.

Legal funding for Accutane lawsuits

Accutane (isotretinoin) has been the subject of more than 6,700 product liability lawsuits filed against its manufacturer, Roche. They assert the manufacturer failed to warn patients of the serious risks the drug could cause. In 2015, Judge Johnson dismissed more than 2,000 lawsuits based on the inadmissibility of expert testimony—a decision that the appeals court has recently ruled was a mistake.

Now that these product liability lawsuits can move forward once again, the plaintiffs have renewed hopes of securing compensation for their Accutane-related medical expenses. Accutane plaintiffs allege the drug is responsible for complications like ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, cardiovascular problems, kidney and liver damage, lupus, and severe birth defects.

Needless to say, it’s difficult to work and support one’s family when trying to live with severe, chronic medical conditions. This is why legal funding can be a game-changer for drug injury plaintiffs. If you are eligible for a cash advance against your future settlement or jury award, the money is yours to use as you wish. You could pay legal fees and court filing fees with it, or you could pay medical bills, mortgage or rent, utility bills, or car payments.

Why choose LawStreet Capital for legal funding?

Unfortunately, the lawsuit loan industry does have its share of unscrupulous lenders. Do a little research to find a credible company with a sterling reputation—we’re confident your research will send you back to LawStreet Capital. With rates that are among the lowest in the industry, transparent terms, no hidden fees, and no-obligation quotes, you can rest assured you’re getting the best possible financial arrangement with LawStreet Capital. Remember, there is no risk to you, so call today!

More “Accutane lawsuit funding” resources:

  1. Superior Court of New Jersey, Accutane Litigation,
  2., Accutane,