Health care providers can be held responsible if they do not inform patients of the side effects of Accutane. It is a responsibility of a provider to make certain patients are well aware of all side effects before taking a drug or else they could be considered as acting negligent. Consumers who were prescribed Accutane before Hoffman La Roche warned those outside the company of widespread serious risks of taking the drug are generally successful in court rulings. The New Jersey Superior Court awarded several million to three people claiming that Accutane caused their inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease can include Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and can seriously affect a patient’s quality of life and health. In 2009, Hoffman La Roche discontinued the manufacture of Accutane citing their dwindling market share of the acne medication because of widespread generic brands. The medication that was introduced in 1982 has since treated over 13 million patients. If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects or health complications with Accutane, fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with prescription medication. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.