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Psychiatric medication could create other problems

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2019 | Medical Product Liability

Life is stressful for many Rome, Georgia, residents. For that and for many other reasons, they may develop depression. Other people in the area suffer with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, both of which are serious mental health conditions that arise for genetic and other reasons.

Thankfully, modern medicine has been able to provide a great deal of relief to those who suffer under these and other mental conditions. Many people can take a pill that helps alleviate the worst effects of the mental illnesses listed above.

Unfortunately, like other drugs, sometimes manufacturers are not always as careful as they should be about identifying and warning of possible side effects to these drugs. The end result of this failure can be that a patient gets treatment for an underlying mental condition but winds up developing other problems that could well be worse.

One drug, Abilify, was marketed as a treatment for things like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, it is becoming clearer that the drug also can prompt people to engage in compulsive behavior like addictive gambling, overeating and compulsive over-spending. This happens even when a patient was not predisposed to these habits, habits which all can agree are potentially devastating financially and emotionally.

Our law office has over 40 years of experience handling cases, and we are well known as a firm that can and will pursue medical product liability cases, including cases involving potentially dangerous drugs like Abilify. We have an extensive knowledge of the law pertaining to these types of cases, as well the tools and know-how necessary to conduct a thorough investigation of claims.

We work hard to ensure our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled in these complicated and challenging cases.