Abilify is an antipsychotic drug used to treat certain disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Tourette’s syndrome. This drug has recently been linked to compulsive behaviors such as gambling, according to an FDA safety announcement released on May 3, 2016.
Have you or a loved one become addicted to gambling while taking the drug Abilify? You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Why are lawsuits being filed?
An estimated 1.6 million patients are currently on Abilify, which can cause uncontrollable urges to those with no prior history of compulsive behavior. The makers of this drug, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, failed to properly test it for adverse results, exaggerated the benefits of the drug, and failed to warn doctors and patients of the increased risk of compulsive gambling. The drug makers even encouraged doctors to use Abilify for purposes not approved by the FDA. The cases against the makers of Abilify have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation in federal court in Pensacola, Florida.
Have you been affected?
If you or a loved one has experienced complications with Abilify, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical costs, emotional distress and further damages. Fill out our free case evaluation form to see if you are eligible for a potential Abilify lawsuit. An experienced attorney at Morris Bart will assist you in the evaluation process. Initial consultations are FREE. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call us at 1-800-537-8185 today.