Accutane (generic: isotretinoin) has been linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease also known as IBD.
Accutane Recall Alert: On June 26, 2009 Roche Holding AG, the manufacturer of Accutane initiated a nationwide recall of the popular cancer and acne medication Accutane after stating that that they have awarded over $33 million in lawsuits directly related to bowel disease claims.
Learn More: Accutane Recall Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have taken Accutane and developed Accutane induced Crohn’s Disease, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine and, in some cases, the small intestine. It is important to not confuse IBD with IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is less severe.
The difference between Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis is the location and nature of the inflammatory changes opccuring in ones body. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus (skip lesions), although a majority of the cases start in the terminal ileum. Ulcerative Colitis, in contrast, is restricted to just the colon and the anus.
U.S. jury hits Roche with $2.6 million verdict in Accutane bowel disease suit
Pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. was hit Tuesday, May 29, 2007 with a $2.6 million jury verdict over Accutane, the first such verdict in a case blaming the severe acne treatment for inflammatory bowel disorder rather than other, more well-known side effects.
Accutane Side Effects
Our firm is currently accepting the following types of Accutane induced side effect cases:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Premature Closure of Growth Plates
- Birth Defects
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Rectal Bleeding
- Abdominal Pain
- Central Nervous System Injuries
- Bone and Muscle Loss
- Cardiovascular Injuries
- Liver and Kidney Damage
- Immune System Disorder
- Hearing and Vision Damage
- Thyroid Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts & Behavior