How do I join the Accutane class action lawsuit over an intestine injury?



UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new Accutane cases. This page is provided for informational purposes only.

Although commonly referred to as a class action, lawsuits over Accutane are actually individual claims on behalf of former users of the acne drug who have developed severe intestinal problems from Accutane. To determine whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to compensation for bowel problems through an Accutane suit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation by one of our lawyers.

Thousands of people have filed a lawsuit and the number of claims is expected to continue to grow as Accutane class action lawyers review and evaluate additional cases for individuals who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or another intestinal injury.

While the Accutane litigation is consolidated and centralized for pretrial management, each case remains an individual lawsuit and is not part of any Accutane class action lawsuit.

All of the suits over Accutane involve similar allegations that the drug maker failed to adequately research the acne medication or warn about the potential intestinal side effects of Accutane. However, each user must still establish that their injury was caused by Accutane and the value of any damages must be evaluated in each case. Therefore, the cases can not be litigated through one class representative, as an Accutane class action would.

While many people commonly refer to complex litigation involving similar injuries from a pharmaceutical product as a class action, Accutane intestinal lawsuits will be resolved individually on their own merits. If a global Accutane “class action” settlement is not reached during pretrial proceedings, each case will proceed to trial where a jury will judge the circumstances of the case and determine whether compensation should be awarded for bowel or gastrointestinal injury from Accutane.

As of October 2010, the plaintiffs have been successful at trial in all of the Accutane intestine injury lawsuits that have reached a jury, with verdicts combining for more than $50 million.


To file an individual claim because you have suffered an Accutane intestine injury, you should first request a free consultation and claim investigation. Once an attorney has reviewed the facts of your case and determined whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to compensation, it remains each clients choice whether to proceed with a lawsuit.

The Accutane “class action” attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential compensation for former users of the acne medication who have been diagnosed with:

To have a potential lawsuit reviewed by our Accutane law firm, complete our on-line form to request a free consultation and claim evaluation, or call toll free 1 (800) 522-0102.

UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new Accutane cases. This page is provided for informational purposes only.
Austin Kirk

Last Updated November 24, 2010

6 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Vindzejus says:

    Prostate problems
    depression and aggression
    thyroid problems treated with radiation
    Stomach problems IBS

    Posted on April 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

  • Larry says:

    Sever stomach issues and back pains

    Posted on November 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  • Robert says:

    I received the medication during its trial phases in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Forty years later I have become very sick with each symptom listed included severe depression. I also have white growths in my mouth doctors cannot identify. My mouth is so dry I can not produce my own saliva. No amount of bottled water is helping. The Accutane has made my body so dry, the doctors are worried abour kidney failure and liver failure. I have had Crohns and colitis on and off for the past three years. I was one of the first people to ever use accutane and that alone should make my case unique. Dr. Gaison told me many times he had no idea how my body would react but felt there was no other option.

    Posted on September 20, 2018 at 11:03 am

  • Robert says:

    I am 34 and problems I have encountered so far are as follows:
    *Life threatening allergic reaction (unknown cause)
    *Skin rashes
    *Aggressive behavior
    *Thoughts of suicide
    *Fatty liver disease
    *Abnormal liver enzymes tests
    *Decreased vision
    +Numbness in extremities
    *White pockets in mouth
    *Dry nose and mouth as well as dry skin
    *Anemic, because of haemochromotosis (spelling?) It is my body hording iron in my organs toxifying them and my blood tests show up as low iron

    Posted on July 4, 2019 at 2:48 am

  • Deborah says:

    25 years later still struggling with side effects and are getting worse and more are manifesting. Why can’t a person get help through a law suit or other means to help when a person is too ill to work and the symptoms are getting worse. The stomach and bowels issues have been ongoing but now kidney and many other problems. Insatiable thirst that is never satisfied. Can’t concentrate. Terribly depressed. Low testosterone, low D, joint and bone aches and thinning of hair and skin continues. Along with loss of eye lashes and thinning eyebrows. Forty-four years old and can’t work. Haven’t been able to work for 12 years.

    Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm

  • Kyle says:

    i took accutane for a appr 6-8 months and now i only have 1 working kidney

    Posted on February 19, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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