Plaintiffs In Abilify Gambling Lawsuits Can Now Obtain Documents To Support Their Claims

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Abilify Gambling Lawsuits Allege Men and Women Prescribed The Antipsychotic Drug Developed Uncontrollable Compulsive Gambling Habits

abilify-lawsuit-compulsive-gambling-lawsuit-side-effects-lawsuits-bottleThe federal judge overseeing Abilify Gambling lawsuits has issued an order that assists plaintiffs in obtaining documents to support their allegations of gambling addictions and other impulse control disorders. Plaintiffs in Abilify lawsuits allege they began to binge eat, gamble excessively, and have uncontrollable urges to have sex and shop after using the antipsychotic drug. Plaintiffs claim their impulsive behaviors caused pain, mental anguish, and other injuries including mounting financial debt due to gambling losses and excessive shopping. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Gambling Lawsuits MDL 2734)

“With this court order, plaintiffs can now receive the necessary information that can be presented as evidence in their cases,” says attorney Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.

The firm’s attorneys are currently evaluating claims from men and women who believe that they developed gambling, eating, shopping, sex addictions and other compulsive behavior disorders after taking Abilify. To speak to an Abilify Gambling Lawsuit attorney, please visit our website at www.yourlegalhelp.com or call 1-800-399-0795 to speak to one of the firms product liability attorneys.

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers, who is managing the Abilify multidisitrict litigation in the Northern District of Florida, issued an order on May 1 to establish a “uniform and cost-effective” process for plaintiffs to collect information relevant to their lawsuits. With the court order, plaintiffs will be able to obtain documents from physicians, healthcare providers, pharmacies, banks, casinos, educational facilities, former and present employers, insurance providers, government agencies, and other entities. Judge Rodgers said she issued the order after plaintiffs said some entities have refused to release certain records unless they have a court order, subpoena, or a similar compulsory process. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Gambling Lawsuits MDL 2734)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. The medication can decrease hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms, stabilize mood, improve depression, and decrease the tics of Tourette’s disorder. Abilify was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Aripiprazole is in a class of drugs called partial dopamine receptor agonists and works somewhat differently than other medicines in its class. While most atypical antipsychotics more fully block dopamine receptors in the brain, aripiprazole only partially blocks the activity of these receptors.
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In May 2016, the FDA issued a warning about new impulse-control problems associated with Abilify and its related medications. Pathological gambling was already listed as a reported side effect on drug labels, but the FDA reviewed reports that showed compulsive eating, shopping, and sexual activity were also problems associated with Abilify. The federal regulatory agency reviewed 184 case reports from its database and medical literature in the 13 years since Abilify was approved. Of the total number of cases, 164 cases involved pathological gambling, while the remaining cases included compulsive eating, spending or shopping, and sexual behaviors.
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Earlier this year, Judge Rodgers indicated that she wanted to begin holding trials by the end of the year. Prior to trial, however, Judge Rodgers issued a Case Management Order (CMO) on holding a hearing on whether Abilify causes impulse control disorders since the subject is central to all the cases. According to the CMO, Judge Rodgers intends to rule on the general causation issue by the end of summer. (In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation – Abilify Lawsuits MDL 273)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Abilify Gambling Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC is an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you are looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Abilify gambling lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-888-399-0795.

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