Montana Accutane® Injury Attorneys

Montana Drug Recall Attorneys

Accutane® is a prescription medication designed to treat severe acne. The drug was discontinued in 2009 after a number of adverse side effects, including depression and suicide among teenage patients. More recently, Accutane® has been linked to two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These life-altering conditions can be permanent and lead to severe discomfort.

IBD conditions can surface well after you have stopped taking Accutane®. Therefore, if you are experiencing any digestive issues and have taken this medication, talk to a Montana Accutane® injury lawyer to discuss your legal options and your potential compensation.

Accutane and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Drug Recall AttorneysInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a painful and persistent condition where patients suffer severe inflammation of the interior of their intestines. This often results in the need to empty the bowels often and unexpectedly. The two types of IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, have similar symptoms but affect different areas of the intestine.

Ulcerative colitis attacks the interior wall of a patient’s large intestine. The interior wall of the large intestine will develop ulcers throughout the lining, resulting in pain, diarrhea and damage to the rectum.

Crohn’s disease is characterized by similar discomfort, but this type of IBD can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from your mouth to your anus. The symptoms can range from abdominal pain and blood in the stool to diarrhea and continuous vomiting. Crohn’s disease can leave your intestines and bowel wall permanently damaged.

Negligent Manufacturers Held Accountable

Roche, the manufacturers of Accutane®, have been found negligent in many suits based on failure to inform consumers about the risks and dangers associated with Accutane®. Roche has also been accused of masking evidence that Accutane® usage could lead to IBD. Plaintiffs have won tens of millions of dollars in judgments against the company to date, including one plaintiff who was awarded over $25 million after developing chronic ulcerative colitis while on Accutane®.

If you have ever taken Accutane® and suspect bladder cancer, please call our Montana Actos® injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) to learn how to collect the money you deserve for your injuries. Our talented lawyers can get you the maximum amount of compensation, so please call our firm today.