Doctors prescribe Abilify to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. They also prescribe the drug for other “off-label” — or unapproved — uses, including anxiety disorders, dementia, eating disorders, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you or a loved one suffered from adverse events like compulsive behaviors after taking Abilify, you may be eligible for compensation.
Lawsuits filed against Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturers of Abilify, allege that the companies knew about Abilify’s tendency for causing compulsive behaviors, such as compulsive gambling, binge eating, hypersexuality and compulsive spending, and failed to provide adequate instructions and warning of its risks to the public.
Patients who have sustained harm from taking Abilify are filing lawsuits in federal courts nationwide. If you have experienced more than $50,000 in gambling related losses due to compulsive behaviors caused by taking Abilify, then you may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the manufacturers of Abilify. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, gambling and other economic losses, as well as compensation for any pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting Abilify cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know suffered from adverse events like compulsive behaviors after taking Abilify, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.