At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Abilify lawyers represent patients who have suffered from compulsive eating or compulsive gambling as a result of taking Abilify -- a controversial prescription medication.
When a patient suffers from such complications, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. These dangerous drug lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, Abilify (aripiprazole) is a top-selling drug prescribed to treat depression and symptoms of psychotic conditions, including schizophrenia and manic depression. The drug is classified as an atypical antipsychotic, a class that also includes Risperdal.
Abilify was designed and approved to be used to treat the following disorders in patients:
- Bipolar 1 Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Autism Disorder
- Tourette's Disorder
What Are The Side Effects of Abilify?
Less severe Abilify side effects may include:
- Stroke (Elderly Patients)
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
- Uncontrolled Body Movements (Tardive Dyskinesia)
- Orthostatic Hypotension
- Low White Blood Cell Count
- Body Temperature Irregularities
- Swallowing Difficulty
In addition to these conditions, Abilify can cause major alterations to the body's metabolic process which could lead to the following:
- High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) & Diabetes
- Increased Fat Levels In The Bloodstream
- Excessive Weight Gain
Other common Abilify side effects are:
- Blurred Vision
Can Abilify Cause Compulsive Behaviors?
While the drug label warns consumers of a compulsive gambling risk, there is no warning on the product indicating that the compulsive behavior risks may range from binge eating to sexual compulsion and various other impulses.
However, since an FDA drug safety communication was released on May 3, 2016, consumers now at least have the ability to learn about Abilify's dangerous compulsive behavior side effects. These warnings came exceptional late for many consumers though, especially those who already suffered from Abilify related compulsive behavior unaware that their prescription was the issue.
Perhaps most concerning about Abilify and the risk of developing a destructive compulsive behavior is that other major countries had been warning their consumers for years prior to the U.S. issuing their first warning.
While the FDA was fielding reports of compulsive behaviors and not issuing warnings, in 2012 the European Medicines Agency issued an announcement stating that Abilify users and prescribing professionals must be warned of the risks associated with the drug. Health Canada followed behind with their own in announcement in 2015 regarding compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
There are strict time deadlines for filing dangerous drug claims so it is important that you do not wait too long to consult with an attorney.
If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever and you may never be able to recover compensation for your pain and medical bill expenses.
Who Is The Best Abilify Compulsive Behavior Lawyer?
The Abilify compulsive behavior attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all Abilify side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any Abilify side effect.
Contact Our Abilify Compulsive Behavior Lawyers
Our Abilify drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had bouts of compulsive eating or gambling due to Abilify.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from our top-rated Abilify compulsive behavior lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.
We will provide you with a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No-Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your case.
There is absolutely nothing to lose. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.
Our No-Fee Promise on Abilify Compulsive Behavior Cases
Don't be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best Abilify case law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It costs nothing to get started and if your Abilify case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:
- No money to hire us or get started on your case
- We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
- You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Abilify lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about the Abilify laws.