Over 16 million people worldwide have used Accutane since it was first introduced nearly 30 years ago. Accutane is a treatment for severe acne. An Accutane recall was issued by Roche in June 2009. One of their reasons for the recall was the cost of defending Accutane injury lawsuits.
On June 26, 2009 Accutane (Isotretinoin) was recalled in part due to a possible link to serious Accutane side effects and reports of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has long been known of the connection of Accutane and birth defects and possible suicides, but new evidence has come to light that the makers of Accutane, Roche Holding AG, has known about the possible link of Accutane and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) since 1984 and has failed to warn its users of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and other serious side effects.
Accutane and generic brands Amnesteem, Claravis and Soltret are also suspected in causing IBD, Crohn’s Diease & Ulcerative Colitis (UC) as well. Further according to many experts, Accutane users or any patient with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may also be at an increased risk of colon cancer in the future.
If you or a loved one have taken Accutane and have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) then call us to discuss your legal rights to a possible Accutane Lawsuit. It is very important that you speak to a lawyer concerning these serious Accutane side effects and what can be done to protect your rights.