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  • What is this website all about?Open or Close

    We want people to know that while the drugmakers of Solodyn® advertise to consumers "the safety of using SOLODYN longer than 12 weeks has not been studied and is not known," that claim is not true.

    Contrary to their advertisements, the drugmakers of Solodyn® have known that "using SOLODYN for a long time to treat acne may cause immune system reactions" including "a lupus-like syndrome, hepatitis, and inflammation of the blood or lymph vessels (vasculitis)."

    Patients who relied on the advertisements for Solodyn® when deciding whether to take the drug and later suffered from drug-induced lupus, hepatitis, and/or vasculitis may have a claim against the drugmakers of Solodyn®.

  • Who are you?Open or Close

    The Solodyn® Side Effects website (solodynsideeffects.com) is sponsored by the law offices of Mick Levin, P.L.C. You can view our website at www.mlplc.com

  • How did you get involved?Open or Close

    Several years ago, Amanda Watts, who was a teenager at the time, was prescribed Solodyn® to treat acne on two occasions for 20 weeks each time. During the second round of Solodyn® treatment, Amanda suffered debilitating joint pain. Her family took her to the hospital and she was eventually diagnosed with drug-induced lupus and hepatitis. Once her condition stabilized, Amanda and her family wanted to know what happened and why they weren't warned of these side effects. They also wanted compensation for Amanda's medical bills, and to get word out to as many people as possible so that no one else would be caught unawares.

  • Why should I contact you?Open or Close

    When the Watts family needed help for what happened to Amanda, Mick Levin was the only lawyer who stepped up.

    Mick Levin is an Arizona-based attorney; he grew up in the Phoenix area. Mr. Levin loves Arizona and the people who live there. He was greatly disappointed to discover that Medicis, the Arizona-based company that developed Solodyn®, was displaying unreliable information in their advertisements.

    When the case was initially dismissed by the Maricopa County Superior Court judge, Mr. Levin didn't shrug his shoulders and move on to the next case. Amanda was worth the effort. He took the Solodyn® case to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

    When the makers of Solodyn® didn't like what the Court of Appeals had to say, they appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court. And again Mr. Levin persevered. He continued the fight in the State’s highest Court, where his resolve and determination finally paid off. Amanda Watts was granted permission to seek a trial of her case. This victory demonstrates the kind of dedication, conscientiousness, and tenacity you get when you hire Mick Levin to pursue your case.

  • What can you do for me?Open or Close

    If you relied on the advertisements in choosing to take Solodyn® and think you may be suffering from drug-induced lupus, hepatitis, and/or vasculitis, we want to help you. When you contact us, you will get a response no later than the next business day. A legal assistant will take down some basic information and schedule you for an appointment with our experienced legal team. During that appointment, we may direct you to physicians who are experienced in diagnosing and treating your illness, assist you with getting medical treatment if you do not have health insurance, direct you to organizations that can help you understand and cope with your illness, and provide an assessment of your legal case.

  • How much does all of this cost?Open or Close

    We understand that most people suffering from Solodyn® side effects probably cannot afford a lawyer, so your initial consultation is completely free. If we accept your case, we will work on a "contingency fee" basis. You don't have to pay us anything if we cannot settle your case or win your case at trial. If we successfully achieve a settlement or win at trial for you, our fees vary from as low as 25% of your total settlement or award, to as high as 40%, depending upon how far we have to go with your case. You will not be billed for expenses while we pursue your case. We will pay all of the expenses of pursuing your case for you and get reimbursed for those expenses out of your settlement or award.

  • How do I make an appointment?Open or Close

    Fill out our contact form and we will arrange for a meeting.

  • Can I hire your law firm even if I live in another stateOpen or Close

    Yes, you can. We can handle most cases involving Solodyn®, even if you live in another state or country.

  • What's the rush? Can't I contact an attorney some other time?Open or Close

    There actually is a rush. The law limits the amount of time you have to make a claim. If you relied on Solodyn® advertisements in deciding to take the drug and suffered from lupus, hepatitis, or vasculitis, you have a very limited amount of time to make your claim or you will be barred forever from seeking compensation for your injuries.

  • How much is my case worth?Open or Close

    Just like every person is unique, every case is unique. Victims who took Solodyn® and suffer from lupus, hepatitis, and/or vasculitis sometimes recover better than others. A person who suffers more and longer will likely receive more compensation than a person who recovers fairly quickly and is well. No case is guaranteed to settle or win at trial. The best way to find out the potential value of your case is to discuss it with us.

  • If I hire you, how long will the proceedings take?Open or Close

    The wheels of justice are known to move slowly. Amanda Watts' case was filed in 2012 and is still ongoing. New cases will likely move a bit more quickly.

Solodyn® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a teracycline antibiotic that is prescribed for the treatment of non-nodular moderate to severe acne.

Solodyn® Side Effects

Are you suffering from an autoimmune disease, a possible side effect of long-term use of Solodyn? Learn about potential side effects of Solodyn® , such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, cough, itching, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, lupus-like reactions, drug-induced hepatitis, vasculitis, and commonly presented with arthralgia or arthritis, myalgia or malaise. Read about autoimmune disorders that may have been caused by Solodyn.

This website is designed for general information only and should not be construed as legal advice or formation of a client/attorney relationship.
No outcome is guaranteed, as results vary in each case.

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