If you have suffered from Abilify side effects, you may be entitled to compensation by joining the Xarelto Lawsuit, contact us immediately to protect your rights.
If you have suffered from Abilify side effects, you may be entitled to compensation,
Call 1-800-934-2921 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation.
Our lawyers are currently filing claims on behalf of patients that took Abilify and suffered from compulsive gambling in the Abilify lawsuit.
Abilify Connected To Compulsive Gambling Lawsuit Alleges
Abilify is a prescription medication that is used to treat serious depression, bi-polar disorder, and some forms of schizophrenia. This medication is the most often prescribed antipsychotic in the United States at this time.
Compulsive Behavior Problems Associated With Abilify
Abilify works as a “dopamine-agonist.” Dopamine is the chemical released in the brain that makes the body feel pleasure or happiness. A dopamine-agonist mimics this chemical release and causes the body to experience this “reward.”
Since this medication has been released, there has been documented proof that patients were experiencing compulsive behaviors when using this medication. The first documentations were related to hyper-sexuality. Patients were becoming overly sexually active when using the medication as a form of thrill seeking.
Now, Canadian and European researchers have connected this drug to an increase in compulsive gambling. The data connecting pathological gambling and the use of Abilify is so strong that both Canada and the European Union have required the drug manufacturer to place new product warnings on their label about the potential for compulsive gambling.
What is most significant about the findings made by the Canadian and European researchers was that when the patients stopped taking the Abilify, the compulsion to gamble subsided or stopped altogether. This was conclusive evidence that the medication was the direct connection between why the gambling started and then stopped without any other type of intervention.
Despite this strong evidence, and several documented cases being reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, the drug manufacturer has not been required to mention anywhere on the label or in the information packet for their medication that there is a risk for compulsive behaviors or gambling when using their medication.
Did you suffer from compulsive gambling while taking Abilify? Find out if you have a case.
Compulsive gambling is destructive. It causes financial, emotional and relationship harm. People can lose their jobs, their homes, and their families from this type of compulsion. Sadly, some people may even turn to crime to support their need to gamble. This is very devastating for the gambler and their loved ones, especially if this has happened for a reason not in their control.
If you or your loved one has developed a gambling addiction since beginning to take Abilify, you are encouraged to speak with one of our attorneys about your rights to seek compensation for your losses. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation.
Abilify Lawsuit: Abilify May Have Cost Couple Thousands In Gambling Debts
Denise and Brad Miley have filed a lawsuit against the makers of Abilify, which is anti-psychotic drug. They stated that they began gambling compulsively after they started taking Abilify. They also lost $75,000. Denise stated that she stopped gambling after she stopped taking Abilify.
Abilify first hit the market in 2003. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It is estimated that 24 million people have used Abilify since it first made its debut.
The Mileys are not the only ones who began gambling compulsively after they started taking Abilify. Many people have experienced the same thing. They stated that they had no idea that taking Abilify has been linked to compulsive behavior. The compulsive behavior risk has been put on the Abilify labels in Europe.
However, the Food and Drug Administration did not order that the gambling risk be put on the Abilify labels in the United States until August 2016. Plaintiffs have stated that the manufacturers deliberately mislead people in order to make more money. Most of the revenue that the manufacturers made came from the United States. Plaintiffs allege that this revenue would have been a lot lower if the manufacturers would have warned about this risk.
Denise started taking Abilify in September 2014. She stopped taking the drug in February 2015. She lost $75,000 during the five months she was taking Abilify. The Miley lawsuit as well as many other lawsuits have been consolidated into pre-trial proceedings, which will be handled by District Judge M. Casey Rodgers. Twenty-two lawsuits have already been approved.
Abilify works by altering the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the body. Altering these neurotransmitters can contribute to compulsive behavior. Abilify has not only been linked to gambling, but it has also been linked to binge eating and hypersexual behavior.
If you or your loved one has developed a gambling addiction since beginning to take Abilify, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation.