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Lexi Hazam Named to Plaintiffs Executive Committee in Nationwide Abilify Drug Injury Litigation

Lexi Hazam Named to Plaintiffs Executive Committee in Nationwide Abilify Drug Injury Litigation

On December 16, 2016, Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order appointing Lexi J. Hazam of Lieff Cabraser to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation previously consolidated in October 2016 over injuries and financial losses sustained by patients as a result of their use of the prescription drug Abilify.

Numerous personal injury lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Abilify patients against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. for damages suffered as a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ wrongful conduct in connection with the development, design, testing, labeling, packaging, promoting, advertising, marketing, distribution, and selling of the blockbuster prescription drug Abilify. Complaints allege Abilify caused significant harm by causing compulsive behaviors including compulsive gambling, shopping, and binge eating, leading to substantial financial, mental, and physical damages.

Ms. Hazam was also appointed to the Science and Expert Sub-Committee responsible for overseeing the Science Day presentations to the Court and organizing and coordinating expert discovery. The Science and Expert Sub-Committee also will be responsible for developing a general causation discovery plan for approval by the Court, as well as a plan for the submission and presentation of Daubert challenges.

Abilify Gambling Addiction Lawsuits

Lieff Cabraser represents Abilify patients in litigation alleging claims including Strict Liability, Negligent Misrepresentation, and Fraudulent Concealment, and seeks damages for neuropsychiatric, mental, physical, and economic damages, as well as punitive damages. Learn more about the Gambling Addiction Lawsuits.

Contact National Drug Injury Attorneys

Abilify users who suffered extreme and debilitating debt from their Abilify-linked gambling addictions can file lawsuits against Abilify’s manufacturer to recovet their losses and seek help with their ruinous debts and related psychological distress. If you or a family member have suffered losses from compulsive and excessive gambling you think may be linked to Abilify use, we welcome the chance to talk with you. In addition to potentially helping you with your Abilify related losses, learning of your experience can help others suffering from Abilify’s depravations. Please fill out our brief contact form to start the conversation, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 for help getting recompense for your Abilify gambling compulsions.