Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of disorders in which the intestines become inflamed. The two major types of IBD are Cohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Although IBD is considered an idiopathic disease, meaning a disease with an unknown cause, scientists believe a combination of unknown factors trigger the body’s immune system to continuously produce an inflammatory reaction in the intestinal tract. A serious case of IBD may require ongoing treatment.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease symptoms include:
- Severe stomach, chest, or bowel pain
- Weight loss
- Rectal bleeding
- Troubled or painful swallowing
An FDA study revealed that there is a causal link between IBD and Accutane, a prescription drug that treats severe acne.
If you or a loved one developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease from Accutane use, contact one of our Inflammatory Bowel Disease attorneys for a confidential and free case evaluation.