Many patients who were prescribed the acne medication Accutane by a doctor developed serious health problems and suffered injuries as a result of taking this medication.
Accutane (isotretinoin) has been linked to such severe side effects as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and suicide. Accutane’s manufacturer has to date paid more than $33 million in damages to patients who suffered harm from taking Accutane and has stopped selling the drug in the United States. Isotretinoin is still sold under other names, though.
In order to have a viable claim against the manufacturer of Accutane (or one of its equivalents containing the same active ingredient), a person must have taken the product and must have a diagnosis of IBD.
If you’ve developed any severe side effects as a result of taking any medication, you should speak to your doctor. If you’ve suffered from the most severe side effects of isotretinoin, you should also call the Rottenstein Law Group. Our lawyers know that you shouldn’t have to go through more trouble to be compensated for the harm you’ve already suffered. You’ve taken enough. We’ll take it from here.