Crohn’s disease is when inflammatory bowel disease affects the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, but usually affects the lower part of the small intestine. Crohn’s disease penetrates and causes the affected organ to swell, leading to intense pain and a frequent need to empty the intestines. Crohn’s disease may occur in people of any age, but usually affects people between 20 and 30 years old.

Crohn’s disease symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Typically, Crohn’s disease is treated with drugs, but in severe cases, the patient may require surgery to remove the affected part of the intestine.

Crohn’s disease has been linked to Accutane, a popular prescription medication that treats severe acne.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during use of or after using Accutane, you maybe entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our Accutane and Crohn’s disease attorneys today. Our lawyers can provide you with a confidential and free case evaluation.       

Published November 17, 2011 by