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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Injury Lawsuits

Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Disease: Injury | Accutane, Zelnorm, Side Effects

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to particular chronic diseases that cause inflammation, in the form of painful swelling, generally with heat of the intestines. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two ailments commonly designated to the different types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Inflammatory Bowel Disease often occurs early in life, mainly between the ages of 15 and 25. Approximately 25% of Inflammatory Bowel Disease sufferers have a direct relative who also has the disease. Jewish Americans are roughly four to five times more likely to develop IBD than the rest of the population.

The most common symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is diarrhea, sometimes severe enough to require frequent trips to a toilet (up to 20 or more times a day). Other common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blocked bowels
  • Fever
  • Bloody Stool
  • Loss of body fluids
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Anemia

Many people who suffer from IBD also experience such conditions as arthritis and inflammation of the eye, skin and liver. Inflammatory Bowel Disease is also considered to be a major risk factor for developing colorectal cancer.

Children troubled with Inflammatory Bowel Disease frequently suffer from retarded growth and delays in the onset of puberty. The struggle continues into adulthood as patients suffer new bouts with the disease. Once Inflammatory Bowel Disease has taken hold, symptoms can flare up without warning, leaving victims constantly worried over when the next episode will strike; how severe it will be and how long it will last.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By IBD

If you or a loved one has taken Accutane or Zelnorm and have been diagnosed with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective drug attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).



 

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Accutane Maker Roche AG Ordered to Pay $2.62 Million to Patient Who Developed Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome After Using Drug

Jun 13, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
A New Jersey jury has awarded $2.62 million in damages to a patient who needed to have his colon removed after taking the drug Accutane.  The case was the first of more than 400 suits pending against Roche Holdings AG, the manufacturer of Accutane acne medication.  The verdict, issued on May 29, could be ominous news for Roche, as many legal analysts believe it portends more findings against the company.Andrew McCarrell, stated in his Accutane lawsuit that he developed...

FDA Updates Zelnorm Labeling A Treatment of Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Apr 30, 2004
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the addition of new risk information to the health professional labeling for Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate). Zelnorm is a prescription medication for the short-term treatment of women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) whose primary bowel symptom is constipation. The labeling is being revised to ensure health professionals and patients have the most current and complete information available when prescribing and taking Zelnorm.The specific...

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