February 22, 2011
prescription drug Accutane has been linked to numerous side-effects. Currently there are 3,000 lawsuits pending
in the state of New Jersey with plaintiffs claiming the drug Accutane caused them to develop IBD -- Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Two common forms of IBD are Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating,
blood in the stool, loss of appetite, mucus in the stool, persistent diarrhea, ulcerations in the digestive tract and urgency
to move the bowels, among others. These side-effects are quite debilitating but can sometimes be controlled with medications.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for IBD and many patients will suffer these side-effects for the rest of their lives.
If you or someone you know suffers from IBD as a result of taking the drug Accutane you may wish
to pursue a lawsuit. Most law firms are only accepting cases involving IBD, so it's important that you have your doctor records
indicating a diagnosis of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or another form of IBD. In addition, you will need to
show proof of your Accutane use, such as doctor or pharmacy records or insurance statements. In 2009, Roche Pharmaceuticals
pulled Accutane from the market, however, generic equivalents are still available.
Please know that this can be a long, slow process. A large amount of paperwork is required on your part but the law
firms that specialize in these cases will assist you. Several cases have already gone to trial with the plaintiffs being
awarded millions in jury verdicts. If you are considering filing a claim against the makers of Accutane (or generic equivalent),
do not hesitate and contact a lawyer today. Below is a list of law firms specializing in Accutane litigation,
and most only charge a fee if your case is won.