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You may have been hurt or have crohns disease or ulcerative colitis by taking Accutane, if seeking information on Accutane lawsuits know that we're here for you and want you to get the top notch representation our team of attorneys can provide. Time is critical as the Accutane Lawsuits are limited by statutes.

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Accutane Lawsuit Update

$25 Million Accutane Lawsuits Awarded for a NJ Man.

A New Jersey man was awarded $25 million dollars in a Accutane lawsuit this week.

The man, Andrew McCarrell of Moody, Alabama, had taken the drug for acne when he was in his 20’s and developed inflammatory bowel disorder. 

He sued Hoffmann-La Roche Incorporated in 2007 for failing to warn of the drugs side effects.   He won that case and Hoffmann-La Roche appealed.  An appeals court ordered the new trial after overturning a $2.62 million award he won in May 2007. 

The compensatory damages award came Tuesday in a retrial and awarded Andrew $25 million. A jury took over three hours to deliberate before a unanimous decision was reached. The jury also awarded McCarrell $159,000 for past medical expenses.

The makers of Accutane stopped selling the drug in June 2009 stating increased competition of generics and the cost of defending itself from other lawsuits.

This was the sixth largest Accutane drug lawsuit and so far the total amount of awards to Accutane users is $56 million.

Over 13 million people have taken Accutane and now the maker Roche, are pulling off the market due to terrible side effects including birth defects.  Close to 80 percent of women who were pregnant and taking Accutane had an abortion due to the high amount of severe birth defects. Some of the known birth defects from taking Accutane include both internal and external defects such as deformed heads, wideset eyes, small chin and ear deformations.

The manufacturer Roche may be slapped with a class action lawsuit and have to offer settlements to over 5,000 personal injury type claims. Our Accutane Lawyers are collecting information from vicitims.

As a law firm dedicated to consumer advocacy, we want to educate the public about Accutane's deceptive marketing practices and about its negative side effects. A possible Accutane class action lawsuit may offer compensation from a settlement. However, in order to submit a claim, we need information from persons like you who have been hurt both physically and emotionally by Accutane's manufacturer, Roche.

Accutane linked to Crohn's Disease.

In some recent medical studies in the US and in England has many research scientist evaluating the link between the use of Accutane and crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease affects the bowels and can cause numerous problems in the lower abdomen. This disease is in a group of illness called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease is named after the Doctor who first wrote about it in a clinical publication dated 1932, Dr. Burrill B. Crohn.

Accutane ulcerative colitis

Another side effect of Accutane is a condition that affects the upper intestinal track called ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon.

These ulcers can start to form where inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon, then bleed and produce pus. Inflammation in the colon also causes the colon to empty frequently, causing diarrhea. Symptons include abdominal pain and cramping, tenesmus, and possible gastrointestinal bleeding

More medical studies are needed to validate the link between the use of Accutane and Ulcerative colitis.

Accutane Side Effects:

According to recent reports, some of those side effects include impaired night vision, inflammatory bowl disease, pancreatitis, hypertension, back pain, nose bleeds, nail changes, itiching, and even hepatitis. Additionally, alopecia (hair loss), keloids (cartilage degeneration), and depression have been noted even after discontinuing Accutane treatment . Even more sobering, a FDA-related study suggests that there may be a link between Accutane use and suicidal tendencies, thoughts, or actions. In fact, United States dermatologists must register their patients before giving out any prescriptions of Accutane; if that doesn't sound like a red flag to you, nothing will.

Of course, to the young person with moderate to severe acne who thinks he or she will "live forever", those side effects, even self-inflicted death, pale in comparison to trying to get a date or just generally "fit in." That's where Accutane's misleading marketing practices come into play. By making the drug sound like a gateway to "normalcy", Accutane's manufacturer, Roche, is essentially leaning hard on those with acne. It's a kind of pressure sale, and very few people who have been discouraged time and time again by the pain and embarrassment of acne flair-ups are willing or even able to look at Accutane with a critical eye.

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Accutane User Stories

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Victoria Capacciosays: 2011-12-16 00:47:09

I been suffering from severe pains and I know it's from accutane. I researched it and everyone who has won a lawsuit against them seems to be explaining my story and everything that has been happening to me. I know I would have a strong case against this company. Before I seek representation I noticed your team seems to know a lot on how to go about this so please give me a call ASAP so we can speak on the matter. Thank you

kelsie oswaldsays: 2011-11-17 22:09:07

I took accutane when i was 15 for 7 months. I now have ulcerative colitis, Inflammatory Bowel disease, gastritis, and the list goes on. I recently had my gallbladder removed. I started to feel symptoms about 2 years after taking it. The pain started as cramping and aching in my intestines and has grown into being doubled over in agony not even able to hardly move at times. I was unable to say for sure where the pain was coming from, and always described it as all over. While taking the medication my body was so dried out that my lips, face and fingers would actually crack and bleed. No amount of lotion would suffice. I had constant nose bleeds every day. And all anybody wants to do to help with the pain is hove pills down my throat, and send me from doctor, to doctor, to doctor. I am sickof it, my medical bills, to just about every clinic in my area are outrageous! being only 24 and already being scared of having to have your colon removed is horrifying!!! I want answers. I need information on how to get the ball rolling on my lawsuit. please help!

Terry Soltausays: 2011-11-05 04:06:49

i have used several different products that cotain accutane my whole life. Products such as CARMEX, Clean n Clear acne removal, and Banana Boat sun tanning lotion... At about the age of 17 i had many bloody stools for months n went threw so much pain so i finally went and seen a doctor and the told me i had crohns disease. I seen a commercial on this n looked it up and n it was crazy because crohns they say is in your genes passed down but no one in my family which is a very large famil has crohns disease or as a matter of fact any illnesses. So please help me... Crohns has affected me for so long ive been through pain staking sergury n i want to know if i could possibly have a lawsuit against this company

Michaelsays: 2011-11-01 17:32:34

I took accutane when I was 18, in 1996 at age 29 I was diagnosed with Ulcertive Colitis and had to have my large intestine completely removed and had to have an atificial pouch created so the small intestine could do the work after being hospitalized for 6 weeks. I suffer everyday since, require medication to control the my bowels will the rest of my life.

Maria M. Smithsays: 2011-10-27 10:14:03

I was given accutane 5 seperate times, since then I had an operation where they found scar tissue around my liver, I'm constantly going to the bathroom, I'm so depressed and have no energy and its a constant battle to get out of bed, my eyesight has disintigrated severally, my hair has thinned so bad i wear hairpieces, and I'm scared that I have crohn's disease. Please help.

Holly Colesays: 2011-10-14 10:45:44

I was on Accutane twice. Since the time I took it I have struggled with periods of extreme diareah, sometimes I feel like I can't even eat at all during the day or I won't be able to work. I also have liver issues. I wish I could go back and decide not to go on it at all, never mind twice.

KAT thursays: 2011-10-10 09:17:37

I took accutane when I was 16 in hopes to help my everyone knows highschool is a tuff time for everyone! Well I never knew about side effects of this degree with the drug. My dr just ever stressed birth defects and to not get pregnant. Well I lived with server stomach pains for a year before I finally went to the ER while I was on vacation. I had to have emergency surgery which took 3 feet of my small bowel cecum and appendix. I have 3 small children and had to take 2 months off work to heal. My incision got infected in the hospital so on top of everything I had to heal this huge hole in my stomach. I have a blood clot from surgery. And I'm on about a dozen meds that I take at all times of the day. To make matters worse I still had acne so the stupid accutane never worked for my skin anyways

Henry lockesays: 2011-09-29 21:36:39

serve stomach pain craamp every thing I eat cames out ,uses the bathroom sometimes before making it to the restroom.I have to take medicine @ night and morning!!! Also was on accutane!!!!

Jennifersays: 2011-09-22 09:42:29

I took Acutane as an adult at age 26 for severe acne... it was the best and worst thing that ever happened to me. I am now 35 and since then my thyroid has basically disappeared which was my reasoning for severe fatigue and anemia symptoms, I've suffered with years of what I thought was IBS, and am now worried that I may have Crohn's. My next step is to contact my doctor to discuss further diagnosis. It states that they have taken this drug off of the market but my nephew is taking it currently. I've tried to disuade him but when you are young your complexion is a huge deal and he is willing to take the chance with these symptoms. How are they still prescribing selling this dangerous product?

Germaine Bowlessays: 2011-09-06 09:29:56

I took Accutane at age 25 for severe cystic acne that I have had since 14. Did fine with treatment except for extreme thirst and dry lips. However, the consequences to the treatment and this very strong medicine have been felt through odd health problems (hypothyroidism, IBS,colon polyops etc..) that I did not tie to the Accutane. So, after going through a divorce and having to re-enter the workplace I took Accutane in late 2008 (age 43) for 4 months. I had a horrible time with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue but gutted out the treatment since I had invested so much in it financially not knowing that it caused these other problems. Dermatologist only emphasized the kidney and birth defect issues. Upon completing the treatment my adrenal glands burned out and I have been very sick ever since. I am on a gluten-free diet (IBS), suffer with extreme chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and am unable to work and barely take care of my 4 children as a single mom. I have now found out that I have ulcers in my colon that may be Crohn's. I had no idea Accutane was taken off the market shortly after I finished my last treatment in early 2009. HELP!

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Accutane Lawsuit for crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, class action lawsuit settlements for Accutane users. Updated 3/06/2013