Abilify, an anti-psychotic medication designed to treat a variety of mental illnesses and conditions, has been the focus of several class action lawsuits filed across the United States. These lawsuits have claimed that the drug manufacturers are responsible for the drug’s propensity to exacerbate gambling addictions and other similar types of compulsive behavior.
The law allows for victims of defective drugs and medical products to recover compensation for their injuries and other damages suffered as a result of taking the drug. In the case of patients taking Abilify, the potential damages that can be recovered may include lost money from gambling debts.
An experienced law firm will be able to help you better understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a personal injury claim against the drug manufacturers and getting your life back on track.
Patients Affected By Abilify
Abilify is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical and is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the drug first became available on the market in 2002 in the United States.
As an anti-psychotic pharmaceutical drug, Abilify is designed to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism, Depression, and a host of other psychological and mental disorders.
Plaintiffs’ lawsuits across the country are charging Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb with negligence in manufacturing and marketing a defective and dangerous drug which has cost patients tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages due to compulsive gambling and other behavior.
Furthermore, these lawsuits claim and are attempting to prove that the company was fully aware of Abilify’s propensity to cause compulsive behavior, including gambling. The drug companies are also accused of failing to provide adequate warnings about the dangers to consumers.
Damages Recoverable By Abilify Patients
Patients who have suffered from compulsive behavior after beginning an Abilify regimen may be able to recover significant financial compensation for their damages. In addition to emotional and mental anguish, victims may be able to recover compensation for the following losses:
- Expenses for medical or psychological treatment related to compulsive gambling;
- Financial losses related to compulsive gambling while taking Abilify;
- Emotional injuries and long-term mental anguish;
- Diminished quality of life and loss of relationships with loved ones.
Because the drug Abilify is designed to address a variety of mental disorders and illnesses, the potential injuries and side effects from taking Abilify can vary. However, some of the more common physical side effects and injuries that have been reported by patients taking Abilify include:
- Blurred Vision
- Headaches and Migraines
- Lightheaded Feeling
- Restlessness or Insomnia
- Weight Gain
Free Case Review For Abilify Victims
If you are interested in pursuing a claim against the drug companies responsible for manufacturing and marketing Abilify, it is important that you submit your claim to a law firm with experience in representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices.
Davis Law Group has represented injured victims and their loved ones for more than 20 years and we can help you better understand your legal rights and options for pursuing an Abilify claim. Let us review your case absolutely free by using the form on this page to get started and get your life back on track.