Lawsuit: Abilify Linked to Increased Risk of Compulsive Gambling

A Virginia Abilify lawyer notes a lawsuit alleging that the makers of Abilify did not warn patients about the risk of compulsive gambling or other compulsive behaviors associated with the medication. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file an Virginia Abilify lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.

For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Virginia. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Virginia Abilify lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Drug Makers Failed to Include Risks in Medication Guide

A woman claims that she suffered from harmful compulsive behaviors after taking Abilify. According to a lawsuit filed in October 2016, the makers of Abilify, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical, knew or should have known that Abilify could potentially cause and contribute to an increased risk of serious side effects, including compulsive gambling, compulsive spending, hyper-sexuality and compulsive eating.

First introduced to the market in the U.S. in 2002, Abilify is primarily used to treat depression, bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia. Although the drug makers added the risk of pathological gambling to the postmarketing experience section of the drug’s label, they did not mention the risk in the patient medication guide. In response to reports linking the drug to excessive behaviors, such as gambling and shopping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that the use of Abilify was associated with compulsive or uncontrollable behaviors and suggested that doctors closely monitor their patients for those behaviors.

How a Virginia Abilify Lawyer 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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