May 2nd, 2016|
Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars every year. Many of the medications they develop significantly enhance the lives of the people who take them, despite the risk of major side effects. When deciding whether to take a medication, you should carefully weigh the potential for side effects and decide whether the benefits of the medication outweigh the risks.
But what about the side effects not listed on the label? How can you evaluate the risks if you don’t know what the risks are?
Abilify is an antipsychotic commonly prescribed to treat mental disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe depression. Among the side effects are suicidal thoughts and an increased risk of death in patients with dementia. However, a new side effect has recently surfaced that you won’t find on the warning labels.
Abilify has now been linked to compulsive behaviors such as pathological gambling, causing some patients taking the medication to accumulate massive gambling debts that jeopardize their families’ financial security. In addition, these families are forced to spend thousands of dollars out-of-pocket on addiction rehabilitation in an attempt to put their lives back together.
That’s why many families are seeking damages from the makers of Abilify and turning to the experienced lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys for help.
If you or someone you love suffered from gambling addiction after taking Abilify, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact our drug injury lawyers today for a free consultation of your claim. We’ll work to hold drug manufacturers accountable for what your family has been through. Call now at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our easy online consultation form to get started.
Please consult with your doctor before stopping or changing any prescription medication.