Howie, Sacks and Henry LLB, a Personal Injury Law firm based out of Toronto is wanting to hold the Canadian Government accountable for prescribing Mefloquine (Lariam) to Canadian soldiers without following proper procedure for clinical trial and failing to inform the Canadian Forces of the serious multiple side effects.
They are filing a Mefloquine “Mass Tort” lawsuit to help Canadian veterans receive compensation for their injuries from this drug and also for being part of a botched clinical trial. More information is available at HS&S website at https://www.hshlawyers.com/blog/mass-tort-litigation-blog/mefloquine-mass-tort/
My husband had two tours to Afghanistan and took mefloquine both tours. He has ptsd and major neurological disorder
Hi I worked for a civil Canadian Company in African Countries, while doing this and getting all my shots I was also taking Mefloquine for Mosquitos. Now I am seeing Doctors for PTSD and taking many Pills . I have even been brought to the general hospital via Ottawa Police . And many more thing going through my head. I to this day still have bad thoughts and even look up on how to end it all fast with no pain .
I was required to take Mefloquine in both Rwanda and Afghanistan. I had a lot of nightmares, tingling and loss of sensation in my arms and legs. My anxiety was at a very high level and my blood pressure was always high. I have been diagnosed with Complicated PTSD from Rwanda.
I’m a serving member of the CAF. I did a tour to Afghanistan In 2008. On that tour I was told to take mefloquine. In the few weeks I started to take it I had Vivit Dreams about things that had happen around me at that time. I found that my dreams had made me depressed and mad. In return making me short fused with simple life situations. On return to home I had found that my short fuse hadn’t left and still to this day I have uncontrollable rage that I had not had before. This has been hurting my relationship with my family, friends and work.
Yup all the effects off this bad bad drug was in Rwanda and Somalia staging out of Nairobi Kenya and ordered to take the pills out face a court marshal now because of this drug and all I’ve done and seen means nothing to them just like with Agent Orange and Agent White in CFB Gagetown NB where my dad was stationed for years with the Black Watch and the RCRs we lived on the edge of the range. Now years later what are the chances 2 brothers both served this country with our lives 1 week apart or a little more both end up with diabetes and it does not run in our family only 1 person had it my Moms brother. just seems a little fishy to me what aren the odds both in our 50s when this happened
What about non CAF members?
I was prescribed Mefloquine by a travel doctor who knew my clinical history of depression, yet prescribed it to me anyway. Where is my justice? I took this drug for three months and it changed my life forever; it changed my brain.
I am a civilian Canadian who was part of the UNTAC MISSION in Cambodia. We were all ordered to take Mefloquine (Lariam) or we faced being sent home. I can only speak for myself but I suffer with many of the health issues that military members deployed to these regions and taking this drug suffer with.
My question is – does your legal action only extend to military personnel?