Abilify Lawsuit Washington DC
If you or someone you love has suffered from taking the prescription drug, Abilify, there may be an Abilify lawsuit Washington, DC victims of Abilify have already started that would be good for you to learn more about.
The prescription drug, Abilify (generic name, Aripiprazole) has been known to cause compulsive behavior and it has led people who have taken it to compulsive gambling, sex, shopping, eating, and to other impulse control issues.
Abilify is supposed to be used to treat some mental/mood disorders such as Tourette’s disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. It can be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. It is known as an antipsychotic drug.
When used properly, Abilify can be used to decrease hallucinations and improve concentration. It can help patients to think more clearly and positively about themselves, to feel less nervous, and to be able to take a more active part in everyday life. It can treat severe mood swings and lower the rate at which mood swings occur.
Even with all of the positive benefits Abilify can provide, there is a lawsuit against the companies that make Abilify for Washington, DC victims of Abilify side effect problems and complications.
Abilify lawsuits are claiming that the makers of Abilify, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, failed to warn doctors and patients about possible side effects that were highly detrimental to patients’ lives and overall wellbeing. Abilify has been shown to cause compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and sex.
Prior to December 2018, more than 2,100 lawsuits were filed in federal courts against the Abilify manufacturers.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of Abilify’s negative side effects, a good Washington, DC Abilify lawyer may be able to help you to determine if you have a lawsuit through which you can seek compensation for your injuries.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb are accused of:
- Negligently designing Abilify
- Hiding evidence that Aboilify increases the risk of addictive behavior
- Failing to properly test Abilify
- Exaggerating the benefits of the drug
- Encouraging physicians to use Abilify for purposes not approved by the
These drug manufacturers encouraged doctors to prescribe Abilify for conditions such as anxiety disorders, dementia, eating disorders, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder, even though the FDA had not approved Abilify for treating any of these conditions.
If you or someone you love has suffered from taking Abilify, a Washington, DC injury lawyer may be able to help you determine whether or not your situation warrants a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Abilify. They may be able to help you get compensation by showing the courts that if the doctor(s) that prescribed you or your loved one Abilify had known about the real risks and negative side effects of this dangerous drug, they would not have prescribed it.
For highly rated lawyers who may be able to help you with an Abilify lawsuit Washington, DC victims have already filed, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C., today.