In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2734 (N.D. Fla.).
We represented clients who incurred crippling financial losses and pain and suffering from compulsive gambling caused by the drug Abilify. In May 2016 the FDA warned that Abilify can lead to damaging compulsive behaviors, including uncontrollable gambling. The gambling additions could be so severe that patients lost their homes, livelihoods, and marriages. The $6+ billion a year-earning drug was prescribed for nearly 9 million patients in 2014 alone.
In December 2016, Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi Hazam was appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Abilify gambling injuries MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee and Co-Chairs the Science and Expert Sub-Committee for the nationwide Abilify MDL litigation. The Court issued a Daubert decision admitting almost all of Plaintiffs’ experts in 2018, and on the eve of bellwether trials, the parties entered settlement negotiations.
Almost all of the cases have now resolved through settlement.