Bristol-Myers Escapes Abilify Movement Disorder Suit

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 6:13 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday dismissed a man's lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. over a movement disorder he developed after taking the drug Abilify, saying that drugmakers are not required to provide detailed instructions to physicians about monitoring for adverse reactions.

Plaintiff Ryan Bergstresser claimed that Bristol-Myers failed to provide information in Abilify's package insert about monitoring for dystonia, a muscular disease marked by involuntary muscle contractions. Bergstresser allegedly suffers from permanent dystonia caused by Abilify he took to treat his depression.

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Case Information

Case Title

Bergstresser v. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability


Malachy E Mannion

Date Filed

July 30, 2012

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