Why Hire a Rexulti Lawyer?

What Are the Side Effects of Rexulti?

There are many common side effects associated with taking Rexulti. However, in February 2018, a warning listing compulsive gambling and other compulsive behaviors as potential side effects was added to Rexulti’s drug label. Compulsive gambling can lead to significant financial loss, including bankruptcies and home foreclosures. There are also other compulsive behaviors associated with Rexulti, including sexual behavior, eating, and shopping.

How Do I Know If My Compulsive Gambling Is Caused by Rexulti?

The best way to determine this is to look for the challenge, dechallenge, rechallenge pattern.

Challenge: An individual is prescribed Rexulti as part of their medication regimen.

Resultant Experience: The individual experiences compulsive behaviors, namely compulsive gambling, that are atypical of their personality.

Dechallenge: The individual stops taking Rexulti.

Resultant Experience: Compulsive gambling behavior fades or disappears once the individual stops taking Rexulti.

Rechallenge: The individual begins to take Rexulti again.

Resultant Experience: The individual experiences compulsive gambling behaviors again.

Why Should I Hire a GoldenbergLaw Rexulti Lawyer?

GoldenbergLaw has over 30 years of experience in defective drug litigation. Partner Marlene Goldenberg has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Abilify multidistrict litigation. Abilify, like Rexulti, is a prescription drug Plaintiffs all over the country are alleging caused compulsive behaviors, including compulsive gambling.  Ms. Goldenberg also serves as the litigation’s Discovery Liaison. Our team of Rexulti lawyers has the knowledge, experience, and compassion you want for your Rexulti case. Our law firm has an established reputation in the legal community all over the country because of our outstanding work and commitment to our clients’ well-being.

If you or a loved one has taken Rexulti and experienced compulsive gambling, contact our Rexulti lawyers. Leave the sleepless nights to us.

 

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Abilify Passes Daubert Test

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Judge Finds Testimony of Plaintiffs’ Experts Reliable

On January 22, Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers ruled that plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions that use of Abilify can cause uncontrollable behaviors are “scientifically reliable” and admissible (with very minor exceptions) in the MDL trials scheduled for later this year. Specifically, Judge Rodgers found that plaintiffs’ experts’ argument that “Abilify can cause impulse control problems through its effects on dopamine neurotransmission in the brain” was consistent with findings by the FDA and even Bristol-Myers Squibb’s own studies on the drug’s mechanism of action. Judge Rodgers also denied the Defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to general causation issues.

Defendants’ Challenge to Plaintiffs’ Experts’ Opinions

Defendants challenged the admissibility of plaintiffs’ experts’ testimony on general causation, claiming the expert opinions provided were unreliable under Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993). Further, they contended that plaintiffs failed to provide “reliable scientific evidence” demonstrating a statistically significant association between Abilify and compulsive behaviors.

Scientifically Reliable Testimonies

In her order, Judge Rodgers found plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions sufficiently reliable under Daubert and concluded, “Plaintiffs have satisfied their burden to demonstrate that a genuine dispute of material fact exists as to whether Abilify can cause uncontrollable impulsive behaviors in individuals taking the drug.”

Judge Rodgers’ holding that plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions met the Daubert standard was based in large part on the fact that those opinions are supported by peer-reviewed, published scientific literature as well as sound scientific reasoning. In addition, the Plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions are consistent with the FDA’s assessment of Abilify.

Bellwether Trials start in June

Discovery is now ending, and the first Abilify bellwether trial will start in mid-June of this year.

Our Involvement

GoldnebergLaw Partner Marlene Goldenberg is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and serves on the discovery committee for Abilify. Contact Marlene with questions about Abilify.

Rexulti & Compulsive Gambling

Rexulti, the successor drug to Abilify, has been linked to compulsive behaviors among users. Symptoms indicating compulsive behavior include:

  • Compulsive gambling
  • Compulsive shopping
  • Compulsive eating
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors

Rexulti can be dangerous for a number of reasons, but compulsive gambling is among the most common. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of compulsive behaviors, it is important that you contact your doctor right away. If Rexulti may be responsible for your compulsive gambling, call 612 – 436 – 5026 to schedule a free consultation and learn how our Rexulti lawyers can help.

In the end, your actions are not responsible for Otsuka’s failure to warn of the side effects of Rexulti. If you have suffered from compulsive gambling after taking Rexulti, you have every right to seek compensation for gambling losses, financial hardships including bankruptcy claims, and emotional suffering. Please contact GoldenbergLaw to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

GoldenbergLaw is a product liability and personal injury law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We accept Rexulti cases from clients living in all areas of the country.