Accutane®, also known as isotretinoin, is a drug used to treat severe acne was approved by the FDA in 1982. Since then, over 5 million people have taken Accutane®. Accutane® may be linked to several serious side effects, such as Crohn’s disease and diseases of the digestive tract and bowels including ileitis, procritis, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD. These conditions may take years to develop after you stop using Accutane®.
Accutane® has been marketed under the names Amnesteen®, Claravis® and Sotret®. Since isotretinoin was approved by the FDA in 1982, nearly 20 million prescriptions have been written in the United States.
Jury finds against Accutane manufacturer
In 2008, an Atlantic City jury found that Accutane® manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche failed to adequately warn the public of the possibility of developing serious side effects in a case involving three teenagers who developed severe forms of inflammatory bowel disease shortly after they began taking Accutane®. The jury awarded $12.89 million to be divided between the three individuals.
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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with any of these serious health problems after using Accutane®, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the Quick Intake form at the top of this page or call our legal intake center at 1 (800) 438-6453 to receive your FREE case evaluation.