In order to secure an Abilify compulsive gambling lawsuit settlement, a victim must first come forward to begin pursuing the necessary legal process. While the legal process encompasses multiple steps, a skilled Abilify attorney will work to shoulder a majority of the work responsibility needed to successfully file a lawsuit.
Securing an Abilify compulsive gambling lawsuit settlement hinges on the quality of attorney chosen as representation and promptness of lawsuit filing.
How Do I Know If I Qualify For An Abilify Settlement?
Determining settlement eligibility is directly tied to determining lawsuit eligibility, in securing lawsuit eligibility a victim is able to secure settlement eligibility.
In needing to first qualify for a lawsuit before being able to pursue a settlement, a victim should contact a skilled attorney to begin the first steps of the legal process.
Once contacted, an attorney will do the following to determine your lawsuit eligibility:
- Order All Client Medical Records
- Task A Medical Team To Conduct A Thorough Medical Examination
- Analyze Examination Results To Determine Validity
- Contrast Health Record Timeline With State Deadlines
If an attorney is able to confirm after those steps that a victim was afflicted with a compulsive gambling behavior due to their Abilify use and that the conditions fall within state deadlines, they will begin pursuing a dangerous drug lawsuit against drug manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Once a lawsuit is filed, you will be eligible to receive a settlement. However, whether you are awarded a settlement in the future will be determined by a number of factors including:
- Class Action Lawsuit Status
- Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
- Bellwether Trials
- Dangerous Drug Trial Verdict(s)
If your case is consolidated under a class action or MDL entity, your settlement eligibility will be the same as all other consolidated cases. However, if you do not consolidate your case, your eligibility will be determined exclusively by your own legal action.
How Much Are Abilify Settlements?
As of June 2016, no settlement offers have been publicly issued to plaintiffs in lawsuits against Bristol-Myers Squibb.
However, Bristol-Myers Squibb has been the subject of one of the largest drug settlements of the last decade. This settlement totaled $515 million in payments to government entities in response to allegations that the manufacturer “illegally promoted the sale of Abilify…for pediatric use and to treat dementia-related psychoses.”
While the recent nature of Abilify compulsive gambling litigation prevents any legal professionals from making well-educated estimates regarding the size of any future settlement, it is possible to predict what the settlements will compensate for.
Using settlements brought about by similar style lawsuits, it is likely that any future settlement will provide victims with compensation for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Punitive Damages
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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your Abilify Claim
Our Abilify drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 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 Abilify drug lawsuit claims.