Accutane-Induced Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms & Diagnosis
Free Accutane Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with IBD as a result of taking Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s diseases are incurable chronic diseases of the intestinal tract. The two diseases are grouped together as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because of their similar symptoms. As many as 4 million people suffer from IBD worldwide.
Symptoms of IBD
The most common symptoms of IBD include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Rectal bleeding
- Skin & eye irritations
Diagnosis of IBD
Several diagnostic tests are normally completed and studied by a gastroenterologist before a diagnosis of IBD is made. The “gold standard” of diagnosis of IBD is considered the colonoscopy. IBD is often confused with ulcerative colitis, making diagnosis difficult. The inflammation typical of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is not present in IBD. IBD is treated with fiber, reduction of stress levels, proper rest, and exercise.
Accutane & IBD
It seems the evidence of Accutane-induced IBD is growing. Accutane is currently being blamed for more and more cases of IBD, and the legal system is listening. In October 2007, a Florida man was awarded $7 million after suing Roche Pharmaceuticals in 2001 claiming “the company failed to adequately warn him against the risk of IBD associated with Accutane use.” In May 2007, another settlement was awarded in the amount of $2.6 million. A number of other lawsuits are currently being considered for similar action.
Do I have an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting newInflammatory Bowel Disease cases in all 50 states.