Impulse Control and Gambling Problems on Abilify
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who have suffered severe financial loss, family problems or legal consequences as a result of compulsive gambling while taking Abilify.
Research has suggested that side effects of Abilify may impact an individuals impulse control, potentially leading to gambling addictions or other unusual behavior that can have a devastating impact on an individuals family, employment, financial position and overall quality of life.
As a result of the drug maker’s failure to adequately warn about the potential impulse control risks, financial compensation may be available through an Abilify lawsuit for individuals who have suffered damages as a result of:
- Uncontrollable Gambling
- Sex Addiction
- Compulsive Shopping
- Other Impulse Control Problems
To review a potential claim for yourself or a loved one, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Abilify Impulse Control Problems
Abilify (aripiprazole) is a widely used atypical antipsychotic medication that was introduced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals in 2002, and has grown to become one of the best selling brand name drugs in the United States.
Abilify Gambling Problems
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential product liability lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States for individuals who have experienced severe and uncontrollable gambling problems from Abilify side effects.
The medication is part of a class of drugs known as partial dopamine receptor agonists, and is commonly prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders, irritability, aggression, mood swings and other behavior issues.
Research has identified a potential link between impulse control problems and Abilify, along with other dopamine receptor agonists.
It appears that manufacturers knew or should have known about the risk of Abilify gambling problems for some time, yet withheld important information and warnings from consumers and the medical community.
As early as 2009, research identified a potential risk of impulse control and gambling addiction among users of dopamine receptor agonists prescribed to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the small study that evaluated patients treated at one Mayo Clinic, researchers found unusually high rates of compulsive syndrome, including pathologic gambling, hypersexual behavior or a combination of the two impulse control problems.
In October 2014, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine identified a potential signal for impulse control problems with Abilify, which may result in abnormal behavior such as gambling addictions, risky sexual behavior and even compulsive shopping.
Gambling addiction caused by Abilify side effects can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life, leading to:
- Substantial Debt
- Lost Savings
- Reputation Damage
- Severe Emotional Damage
If adequate warnings had been provided about the Abilify risk of compulsive gambling, individuals may have been able to avoid long-term damage and problems by recognizing the symptoms of the behavior and obtaining therapy or counseling.
Abilify Gambling Class Action Lawyers
The Abilify lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing whether individuals who experienced gambling problems may be entitled to financial compensation due to the manufacturers decision to place their desire for increased sales before the safety of consumers.
Potential Abilify class action lawsuits, as well as individual injury claims are being evaluated on behalf of individuals and families throughout the United States.
Request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine what legal options may be available for you or your family. All Abilify gambling lawsuits are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer and our law firm receives no attorney fees or reimbursed expenses unless we are successful obtaining a recovery for your damages.