Abilify Lawsuits Lawyer
In its over fifteen years on the market, the bestseller drug Abilify is estimated to have been prescribed to millions of people worldwide. While it was originally released to treat schizophrenia in 2002, Abilify was eventually approved by the FDA to treat bipolar patients, those with major depressive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and even irritability in autistic children.
Unfortunately, this antipsychotic drug, also called aripiprazole, led to some serious side effects that were not originally disclosed by its drugmakers Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. In fact, hundreds of individuals have filed lawsuits against the makers of Abilify based on the claim that the drug companies were aware of compulsive behavior side effects but failed to warn consumers. At Harman Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys who understand how to fight major pharmaceutical companies when it comes to a defective drug. If you or a loved one has demonstrated compulsive behavior side effects from taking Abilify, our personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
Abilify Linked to Uncontrollable Compulsive Behavior
Abilify has been prescribed to teens as well as adults to treat serious mental illness. Like any drug, users trust that what they take for their disorder will help instead of causing further harm. When multiple patient reports and several studies confirmed that Abilify may cause patients to develop compulsive behaviors, regulators worldwide went after the drug makers. The reported side effects included binge eating, hypersexuality, shopping and pathological gambling. Unfortunately, these are uncontrollable behaviors that can cause irreversible damage and life-long consequences for those involved.
Abilify Side Effects: Compulsive Gambling, Shopping
Prior to August of 2016, the prescribing sheet for Abilify failed to warn users of possible compulsive behavior side effects. Like most pharmaceuticals, Abilify did contain a list of warnings and side effects. However, pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, hypersexuality and other compulsive behaviors were not included in the list despite what experts had discovered about the link between compulsive behavior and Abilify through research studies as early as 2009.
If you believe you have a claim against the makers of Abilify due to the side effects of a compulsive behavior after taking the drug, contact the qualified attorneys of Harman Law Firm. We can inform you about any specific deadlines for filing an Abilify lawsuit in Georgia as well as discuss your future settlement potential.