Co-manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abilify (aripiprazole) gained FDA approval in 2002 as an atypical antiphsychotic designed to treat depression and other symptoms of psychotic conditions.
After a 2007 settlement between Bristol-Myers Squibb and the U.S. Justice Department for illegal kickbacks to medical professionals, previously undisclosed information regarding the health risks of taking Abilify have been disclosed to the public.
These previously undisclosed side effects include:
- Compulsive gambling
- Compulsive spending
- Compulsive eating, excessive weight gain
- Suicidal thoughts
Are There Class Action Lawsuits for Abilify Victims?
Typically, when a drug is as controversial as Abilify, the large amount of lawsuits being filed necessitate the creation of a class action lawsuit to streamline the litigation process.
As of May 2016, an Abilify class action lawsuit has yet to be created and legal analysts offer conflicting reports as to the status of one.
Only time will tell if a class action lawsuit will surface as a viable legal option against Bristol-Myers Squibb, current projections indicate that it may be an extended period of time before one is explored and that it is likelier that Abilify cases will instead be consolidated under multidistrict litigation.
Multidistrict litigation has become a common alternative to class action lawsuits as a typically, thousands of dangerous drug lawsuits are filed at a time, making it a necessity to streamline their legal process to ensure each plaintiff is granted their just opportunity.
The creation of an Abilify multidistrict litigation may occur in the near-future but due to the delayed nature of FDA acknowledgment of Abilify health risks, it could take a long period of time for enough lawsuits to accumulate.
The FDA officially acknowledged various compulsive behaviors as a health risk of Abilify in May 2016.
While this has lead to a spike in lawsuit filings against Bristol-Myers Squibb, more time will be required for Abilify dangerous drug cases to pose a significant risk of legal blockage to be streamlined in a class action or multidistrict litigation.
Will I Be Eligible To Join An Abilify Class Action Lawsuit?
Oftentimes, if your case is deemed eligible to file a lawsuit against a dangerous drug manufacturer, you will be eligible to join a future class action lawsuit or consolidated under multidistrict litigation.
To determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb to recover Abilify damages, it is paramount that you contact a dangerous drug attorney immediately.
When seeking legal counsel for Abilify lawsuits, you need to choose a legal team that specializes in dangerous drug cases.
To begin the process of verifying the validity of your claim, our legal and medical teams will go through your medical records to confirm the necessary timelines that would allow you to file a Abilify health complication lawsuit with confidence.
Outside of the validity of your alleged Abilify caused health complication, you must file your lawsuit within the predetermined dangerous drug deadlines per your respective states laws to be eligible to take any future legal action against Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Potential lawsuits that are filed after their home-states deadlines will be deemed ineligible to join a class action lawsuit or receive any compensation acquired through legal means.
Beginning legal action as early as possible, will grant you the greatest chance of meeting deadlines as well as joining a future class action lawsuit.
Lawsuits filed late in the legal processes of class action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation can be plagued with restrictions relating to already decided related lawsuits, court decisions, or enacted measures.
Our Abilify Compulsive Gambling Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Abilify. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your Abilify Drug Compulsive Gambling Claim
Our Abilify compulsive gambling lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing compulsive gambling lawsuit claims.