An Abilify attorney notes that lawsuits claim plaintiffs developed compulsive gambling behaviors as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify. Abilify is a prescription medication used to treat schizophrenia, however, the drug has been allegedly associated with severe compulsive disorders, including compulsive gambling. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file an Abilify lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.
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Plaintiffs Allege that the Drug Maker Failed to Warn Patients of Potential Risk
Nine people are seeking damages from the companies that produce Abilify, claiming that the antipsychotic drug causes various compulsive behaviors, including compulsive gambling. As The New Jersey Law Journal reports, the lawsuits allege that the companies knew or should have known that Abilify could put people at risk for these behaviors, yet they failed to warn patients. Thousands of people have filed complaints about developing compulsive gambling habits while taking Abilify, and in some countries, the drug’s warning label explicitly mentions this dangerous side effect. However, as the complaints note, consumers in the U.S. were never properly warned of this serious issue.
Many of the plaintiffs allege that they suffered significant losses as a result of taking Abilify. One man claims that he lost over $75,000 to compulsive gambling over the course of the decade in which he used Abilify. Once he stopped taking the drug, his pathological gambling also stopped. Other plaintiffs make similar claims and contend that the makers of Abilify were negligent in their failure to adequately study the drug and its harmful side effects.
How an Abilify Attorney Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by Abilify may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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