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Abilify Drug Side Effect Lawsuit Attorney

Abilify is a medicine prescribed to those with severe mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s disorder, and even depression. This drug can decrease hallucinations and help improve concentration. However, the drug also has some side effects that can at times be fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered from the troublesome or deadly side effects of Abilify, you may be eligible to sue the manufacturer with an Abilify side effect lawsuit, and the collect significant monetary compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our experienced Abilify drug side effect attorneys can guide you through the often challenging process of building your case and filing your claim against the company or party responsible for your damages. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact our law firm for a free consultation.

Abilify: The Drug
Also referred to as Aripiprazole, Abilify is used to treat mental and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, irritability associated with autistic disorder, as well as depression. Abilify is a antipsychotic drug, meaning it is intended to decrease hallucinations and improve the concentration of the user. It often helps those with mental and mood disorder think more clearly and positively about themselves, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. While seeming to treat a multitude of conditions, Abilify also has a large number of side effects that at times can be more troublesome than the condition itself. Some of these side effects are:

  • Severe agitation, distress, or restless feelings
  • Twitching or uncontrollable movements of the eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs
  • Mask like appearance of the face, including trouble swallowing and problems with speech
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself
  • Low blood cell counts
  • High blood sugar
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, changes in appetite, constipation
  • Drooling
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired
  • Anxiety, feeling restless
  • Sleep problems (insomnia
  • Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat.
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Increased sweating
  • Pale Skin
  • Puffing of cheeks
  • Uncontrolled chewing movements

Before taking Abilify it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of, a medical professional to ensure that the drug is right for you and your condition. Abilify has sparked up some recent controversy as many have filed lawsuits regarding compulsive gambling addiction as a unnamed side effect of the drug. This side effect can cause patients that use the drug to engage in compulsive behavior, such as gambling, shopping, eating and sex. Abilify compulsive gambling class action lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer and pharmacies who failed to let patients know that this was a possible side effect of the drug. Those who have suffered from the damages of a compulsive addiction through Abilify, have every right to retain a Abilify gambling side effect attorney and purse legal action against the manufacturer. Some of these users who filed a lawsuit in order to do the following:

  • Cover the medical expenses for treatment of compulsive gambling addiction
  • Recover any money lost due to gambling
  • Gain compensation for severe emotional injuries endured
  • Restore quality of life

Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to their consumers to ensure that they are informed of all of the side effects the drug may entail. When this duty is breached, the manufacturing company can be hit with a damaging lawsuit, and in this case, a Abilify compulsive gambling lawsuit.

Abilify Side Effect Class Action Lawsuit
A class action, or class suit, is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who have all experienced the same or similar injuries as a result of a product or action, and pursue legal action against the defendant as a group. Two factors are always present within class action lawsuits, and are listed as follows:

  • The issues in the suit are common to all members of the class
  • The persons affected are so large in number as to make it impracticable to bring them all before the court

While it may appear as though there is strength in numbers, most class action lawsuits end in very minor settlements as a large payout amount dispersed amongst a crowd is typically thinned out. However that should not discourage you from, pursuing a class action lawsuit, as in some cases the ending settlement is well worth the action. There are a wide variety of class action lawsuits, and they are bulleted below for reference:

  • Employees that were subjected to a pattern or practice of racial, age, or gender discrimination by their employer
  • Home or business owners affected by some kind of environmental disaster caused by the fault of a corporation
  • Consumers of a particular defective product, or were deceived by the same false advertising or manipulative business practices of a product manufacturer.
  • Patients prescribed a drug with dangerous side effects that the manufacturer was aware of but failed to disclose to patients
  • Consumers and small business owners who paid an inflated price for a product
  • Investors who lost their savings as a result of securities fraud committed by senior executives in a publicly traded company
  • Individuals whose private communications were recorded by a corporation without them being aware of it

A  Abilify compulsive gambling addiction lawsuits would typically fall under the type of class action lawsuit regarding prescribed drugs. In these cases a Abilify gambling addiction attorney could be retained in order to assist you in filing a class action lawsuit against the company for failing to inform patients of this dangerous side effect.

Filing Abilify Claim
All drug manufacturers are expected to adhere to Product Liability Laws. These laws ensure that consumers do not end up with a faulty product. At the same time, they allow for consumers to more easily file a lawsuit against large companies, such as drug manufacturers. Then again, mistakes happen, and when they do a lawsuit can be filed against the company responsible. In regards to this article, a Abilify attorney could be retained in order to file a lawsuit against the marketing company for failing to inform patients. However, mistakes can occur at other points in the production chain. Some of these common points of defect are as follows:

  • Design Defects: These defects occur before the product is even assembled, and has a fault that makes the product inherently dangerous. In some cases, these defects can lead to full scale recalls, and the company which organized the design of the product could be held liable for the damages.
  • Manufacturing Defects: These defects occur during the actual assembly of a product. They can range from minor mistakes along the manufacturing chain to reoccurring mistakes that can result in large recalls. In these instances the manufacturing company could be deemed responsible for the damages.
  • Marketing Defects: These defect occur during the marketing of a specific product. These defects include things like improper labeling, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings.

Whenever a company causes a defect that somehow harms a consumer, that consumer can file a lawsuit against the company responsible for the said defect. However, when pursuing legal action against a company it is highly recommended to seek the assistance of an attorney. In regards to this article, an Abilify gambling drug side effect attorney may best assist you in receiving compensation. Having a skilled attorney on your side can make the difference between filing a successful lawsuit, and having your case dismissed from court entirely.

How Our Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered from the damages of compulsive gambling as a result of a side effect of the drug Abilify you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our skilled Los Angeles Abilify gambling attorneys can guide you through the process of filing your lawsuit against the company responsible for your damages. While we are based in Los Angeles, our lawyers practice in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield and throughout the state of California. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Call now for a free consultation by one of our skilled attorneys, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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