How do I join the Accutane class action lawsuit over an intestine injury?
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.
ACCUTANE CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
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:
- Accutane IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Accutane Colitis of Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease from Accutane
- Other Accutane Intestine Disease
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.