Accutane lawyer

Accutane Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri & Metro-East Illinois

Accutane is a powerful medication that is used to treat severe acne when other treatments have failed.  Accutane was first cleared for use in the 1980s for the treatment of severe acne.  It has been used by more than 16 million people across the world, and some of these people have developed ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative procitis, or another form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) after using Accutane.  A number of Accutane lawsuits have been filed, with plaintiffs claiming that manufacturer Hoffman LaRoche did not adequately warn users of dangerous Accutane side effects.  In June 2009, an Accutane recall was issued by Roche, who stated that the cost of defending Accutane lawsuits was a factor in this recall in the United States.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or IBD after taking Accutane, you may be able to pursue justice in an Accutane lawsuit.  Contact our product liability law firm to discuss your case with Accutane lawyers at our St. Louis, Missouri or Metro-East Illinois office.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a local Accutane lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri or Illinois
  • No fee unless we win your case

Accutane Side Effects

A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers found that the use of Accutane can quadruple a person’s risk of developing ulcerative colitis.  Furthermore, the researchers concluded that the risk of developing ulcerative colitis increases in relation to the Accutane dosage.  Accutane side effects our Accutane lawyers are most concerned with include:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Procitis
  • Birth defects
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Accutane Side Effects Injuries

The use of Accutane has been associated with hundreds of cases of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  IBD is the name for a group of conditions that impact the colon and small intestines.  The most serious forms of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  Crohn’s disease can cause parts of the intestines to narrow and can cause the formation of abnormal tunnels between digestive organs.  Ulcerative colitis affects the inner lining of the colon and rectum, causing inflammation.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare and serious skin reaction that can occur as a side effect of over-the-counter and prescription medications such as Accutane.  Stevens-Johnson Syndrome causes the skin to literally burn from the inside out, causing extreme pain, severe rashes, and blisters.  In some cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, the skin begins to separate from the body.  Most patients who suffer from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome are treated in either burn units or intensive care units, and this condition may be fatal in some cases.

Contact our Accutane Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri and Metro-East Illionois

Although an Accutane recall was issued in 2009, this dangerous drug is still being prescribed under the names Claravis, Amnesteem, Sotret, and generic isotretinoin.  If you took any of these acne drugs and now suffer from a form of IBD such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, or ulcerative procitis, you may be entitled to significant compensation.  The Accutane lawyers at our St. Louis, Missouri and Metro-East Illinois offices have extensive experience in dangerous drugs litigation: they can help you pursue justice.  Contact a product liability and Accutane lawyer today for a free review of your claim.

Our Greater St. Louis product liability lawyers are helping victims throughout Missouri and Illinois with personal injury claims.  Specifically including the following Missouri and Illinois Counties: St. Louis County, MO - St. Charles County, MO – St. Louis, MO – St. Clair County, IL – Madison County, IL – Jefferson County, MO – Franklin County, MO – St. Francois County, MO – Lincoln County, MO – Macoupin County, IL – Clinton County, IL – Monroe County, IL – Warren County, MO – Washington County, MO – Jersey County, IL – Bond County, IL – Calhoun County, IL.