Three separate lawsuits have been filed in the Federal Court by a total of 8 individuals against the Government of Canada alleging that the Government, through the Department of National Defence, ordered members of the Canadian Armed Forces to take an anti-malarial medication known as “Mefloquine” without adequately informing CAF Members of the severe adverse reactions, despite warnings from the drug manufacturer..  The lawsuits allege that the wrongdoing occurred from 1990-2017. These are three of several lawsuits being brought by thousands of current and former CAF Members against the Government of Canada for the suffering (or injuries or harm) that ensued  from   being forced to take Mefloquine. 

Mefloquine is known to cause serious side effects that can persist for months or years and can become permanent.  Symptoms serious  include:

  • anxiety
  • unreasonable feeling that people are trying to harm you, do not like you, etc. (Paranoia)
  • depression
  • seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • thought of suicide or harming yourself
  • feeling restless
  • feeling confused
  • unusual behavior  

Mefloquine can cause serious nervous-system problems in some people. Symptoms of serious nervous system problems include:

  • dizziness
  • a feeling that you or things around you are moving or spinning (vertigo)
  • loss of balance
  • ringing sound in your ears (tinnitus)
  • convulsions (seizures) in people who already have seizures (epilepsy)
  • unable to sleep (insomnia)

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP and Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation are the lawyers for the Plaintiffs and can be reached at the addresses below for further information regarding the lawsuits.

About Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

Howie, Sacks & Henry advances mass tort claims and class actions on behalf of people injured by dangerous products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These include victims who have suffered exposure to asbestos, cancer caused by the use of baby powder, the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, and those adversely impacted by defective medical devices, including St. Jude Defibrillators, Hernia Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh.

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For more information on the Mefloquine Lawsuits, please visit: https://www.hshlawyers.com/expertise/mass-tort-class-action-litigation/mefloquine/, or call Paul Miller at 416-361-5990.

About Waddell Phillips PC

Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation is a boutique law firm, specializing in plaintiff-side class actions.  The principals of the firm have helped victims in a wide range of cases, including product liability, consumer protection, aboriginal residential schools, franchise disputes and securities misrepresentations.

For more information on the Mefloquine Lawsuits, call our firm at 647- 261-4486, or email reception@waddellphillips.ca.

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Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.