If you have taken Abilify and developed a gambling addiction you may be eligible for compensation. The experienced attorneys at Alexander Shunnarah have helped clients across the country recover over $1 billion.

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ABOUT abilify?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and Rexulti (brexpiprazole) are brand-name drugs prescribed for schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Both medications have been linked to decreased impulse control and gambling addiction.

What is Abilify?

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat various mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. While it has been beneficial for many patients, Abilify has also been linked to serious side effects and compulsive behaviors, leading to significant legal actions. Individuals who have experienced unexpected side effects, particularly compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, or sexual behavior, may be eligible for compensation through an Abilify lawsuit.

Engaging with an experience attorney, like one from Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, can be critical in navigating the complexities of pharmaceutical litigation and ensuring that your rights are protected. 

If you have taken Abilify or Rexulti you should be aware that the medications are linked to decreased impulse control. This can cause individuals to have gambling addictions or other unusual behaviors that can negatively impact their families, jobs, finances, and quality of life. 

Complications and side effects prompting abilify lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been prescribed Abilify and encountered adverse effects, especially behaviors that have led to financial, physical, or emotional harm, you may consider legal action. Symptoms and complications that have led individuals to seek the expertise of lawyer include: 

  • Compulsive gambling or shopping 
  • Uncontrollable eating 
  • Hypersexuality 
  • Severe mood swings or aggression 
  • Increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in young adults and children 

Other serious side effects include Tardive Dyskinesia (a condition involving involuntary muscle movements), and metabolic changes leading to diabetes, high cholesterol, and weight gain. The risk of these side effects, especially compulsive behaviors, has prompted individuals to seek legal action against the manufacturers. 

Abilify Lawsuits, case studies, and fda warnings

The lawsuits against the makers of Abilify primarily focus on the failure to warn about the risk of compulsive behaviors. Several case studies have illustrated the profound impact these side effects can have on an individual’s life, with reports of massive financial loss due to compulsive gambling, among other behaviors.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken several steps to ensure the safety of Abilify users, including updating the warning label in 2016 to reflect the risk of compulsive behaviors. These warnings were a direct response to the accumulating evidence from case reports and scientific studies linking Abilify to these unexpected side effects. 

Since then, there have been numerous lawsuits filed in the United States, with many plaintiffs claiming inadequate warning from the manufacturers about these risks. Some of these cases have resulted in significant settlements, highlighting the severity of the side effects and the responsibility of the manufacturers to provide adequate warnings. 

The FDA’s actions have been crucial in raising awareness among healthcare providers and patients about the potential risks associated with the drug. Furthermore, these warnings have bolstered the legal standing of individuals who have pursued lawsuits for the damages experienced due to these side effects. 

seeking legal recourse against abilify?

Individuals who have suffered from the severe side effects of Abilify are increasingly seeking legal recourse to compensate for their losses. Legal actions typically argue that the manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of compulsive behaviors and other serious side effects.  

Those considering a lawsuit should be aware of the statute of limitations, which varies by state, and the importance of documenting their experiences and financial losses related to the side effects. Legal experts specializing in pharmaceutical litigation can offer guidance and evaluate the potential for a successful claim. 

While Abilify remains a vital treatment option for many, its use must be carefully considered and monitored to mitigate the potential for serious side effects. 

Contact Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys today if you would like to begin legal action against Abilify.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Abilify.

How can I determine if my compulsive behaviors are related to Abilify?

If you started exhibiting uncontrollable compulsive behaviors shortly after beginning treatment with Abilify and these behaviors were previously uncharacteristic for you, there may be a link. Documenting when these behaviors began, any changes in your medication regimen, and discussing these changes with your healthcare provider are critical steps in determining if Abilify is contributing to these issues.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve experienced adverse effects from Abilify?

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you have experienced severe compulsive behaviors or other significant side effects from Abilify, particularly if there was a failure to warn about these potential risks. Eligibility for a lawsuit typically depends on the specifics of how Abilify was prescribed, the side effects experienced, and the impact on your life. A knowledgeable attorney can review your situation and advise you on your legal options.

What type of compensation can I expect from an Abilify lawsuit?

Victims of Abilify-related injuries may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical expenses related to treatment of compulsive behaviors, financial losses due to those behaviors (such as gambling losses), psychological counseling, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In cases where the manufacturer’s negligence is evident, punitive damages may also be awarded. The amount and type of compensation will depend on the severity of your situation and the extent of your financial and emotional damages.

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