Accutane Lawsuit

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is an acne drug used to treat sever acne and it has been linked with side effects including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis caused as a result of using the medication. The lawsuit claims that the drug manufacturer failed to warn doctors and patients about these serious side effects of the drug. Patients suffering from these side effects may be due a monitory settlement.

Ulcerative colitis affects the colon/rectum and causes inflammation of the digestive tract. This results in diarrhea and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include bloody diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal cramping and pain, and night sweats. Fulminant colitis is a rare version of ulcerative colitis – and can cause serious complications such as toxic megacolon and colon rupture.

Crohn’s disease typically affects the intestines and symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and constipation.

If you are a loved one has taken Accutane and developed Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis you may be able to participate in an Accutane lawsuit.

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