The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Lariam lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Lariam claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Lariam lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Lariam attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Lariam side effects.
Lariam, which is generically known as Melfoquine, is an anti-malaria drug often prescribed to travelers and US military personnel. Like some other Malaria drugs, Lariam has serious psychological side effects linked to it, including serious hallucinations and suicide. Lariam was developed by the US military, but has been marketed by Hoffman-La Roche to the civilian population. It is still used by the military, but is, along with a number of other commonly prescribed drugs, under review after the Robert Bales massacre of 17 Afghan civilians.
Although it is not clear whether or not Robert Bales, the murderer of 17 Afghan civilians, was prescribed to Lariam at the time of his heinous deeds, the US military initiated a review of the drug immediately after the incident. Additionally, the US military has formally banned the drug for soldiers who have already suffered traumatic brain injuries.
The drug is dangerous because it causes serious psychological symptoms in roughly one third of the cases in which it is prescribed. Some indication that the adverse effects of Lariam are present include:
- Suicidal Ideation
If you believe you have been experiencing adverse reactions, you should probably contact your doctor and attempt to get prescribed to an alternate medication.
Whether you are a civilian or a member of the armed forces, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of taking Lariam, you might be eligible for compensation, which a Lariam law firm can help you secure. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.