Jury awards $10.5 Million for UC caused by Accutane

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Rio in Maryland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 4/25/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Link below to article in the Wall Street Journal on a lady being awarded $10.5 Million for getting UC that was caused by using Accutane.  We often discuss causes/triggers for UC so it was interesting to come across this.
 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120890352155036159.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Rio, 32 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
 
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprine 175mg, Prednisone taper from 60mg - Now on 10mg; 2/08: added 2 Pentasa x 1mg on alternate days.


njguy69
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 4/25/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
It was exactly how I acquired my UC but I couldn't prove it because it happened so long ago. The Attorneys for that case tried in vain for me, but everything had been destroyed, and the Physician that prescribed me the drug had passed away. So once again, I have to take it in the rear.(no pun intended).
aka. uc veteran

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - 1 tab. a day
Remicade - every eight weeks.

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