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What Are the Side Effects of Using Abilify? What Should I Look For?

Abilify, is a mass tort that has brought about hundreds of lawsuits against Bristol-Myers Squibb, and it’s marketing partner, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., claiming that these companies were all aware of the defects in Abilify, that cause/caused compulsive behavior(s), but they chose to not issue any type of warning to protect consumers. Allegations also arose that these companies in large part did not properly test Abilify, and exaggerated the benefits, which prompted physicians to prescribe the drug to their patients for conditions that it may or may not have helped with.

Currently, there are over 350 lawsuits in the United States that claim Abilify causes compulsive gambling habits which turned out to be financially disastrous for any victims involved.

In May of 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to issue a warning about impulse-control problems in those who took various different forms of Abilify. The FDA said that patients might experience uncontrollable urges to ‘gamble, eat, shop and have sex’.

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What Can I Recover from an Abilify Lawsuit?

Through personal injury law, victims are eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages whenever a defective product causes them harm. If you, or someone you love has been harmed by Abilify, there is a chance to recover full compensation, that may include the following: 


  • Medical bills, both present and future.
  • Lost wages, both present and future, that were directly caused by compulsive behavior.
  • Gambling losses.
  • Other economic losses.
  • Pain, and suffering.


The attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban are determined to help anyone who may have started taking Abilify before May 3rd, 2016 and subsequently developed an addiction to compulsive gambling, day trading or even shopping and lost over $5,000 USD in the process.


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Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban will proudly represent any individuals that have been involved in a mass tort matter, all across the Carolinas and Virginia. Call us toll free today at (855) 435-7247, or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban online to schedule your free consultation. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until your case is resolved, and you’ve received your financial compensation, you don’t have to pay legal fees.