8 vets launch actions seeking over $80 million in damages.
Law firm Howie, Sacks, and Henry announced today that they are launching three separate statements of claim on behalf of 8 veterans, who are seeking damages of over $10 million each.
They claim the government gave them the drug illegally and without thought for their health and safety. The blog reads in part:
… 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.
Mefloquine is known to cause serious side effects that can persist for months or years and can become permanent. Symptoms serious include:
unreasonable feeling that people are trying to harm you, do not like you, etc. (Paranoia)
seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
thought of suicide or harming yourself
Mefloquine can cause serious nervous-system problems in some people. Symptoms of serious nervous system problems include:
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)
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.
Claims and Damages.
These are some of the details of the damages being sought by each plaintiff, with each asking for over $10 million.
…general and aggravated damages arising from the Defendant’s breach of statutory and common law duties in the amount of $380,000.00;
a Declaration that the Defendant has breached the Plaintiffs’ s. 7 rights under the
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”);
e. damages for violation of the Plaintiffs’ Charter rights pursuant to s. 24(1) of the
Charter in the amount of $5,000,000.00;
special damages in an amount to be determined, including future and anticipated
medical and out of pocket expenses;
punitive and/or exemplary damages in the amount of $5,000,000.00;
. prejudgment and post-judgment interest;
i. the costs of this action, including HST and other taxes as applicable, on a substantial
indemnity basis; and
j. such further and other relief as this Honourable Court may deem just.
The claims against the government in this case are assinine in nature, and they make me angry just having to read them. There were times when the conduct of the government appears to be criminal, but that has yet to be proven.
The details of all statements of claim are available by clicking the links below.
- Christian McEachern & Phillip Brooks
- Shaun William Arntsen, Michael Grant Rude & Martin Lepine
- David Bona, Claude Lalancette & Sherri Elms
If you would like more information or to add your name to the list of litigants, contact Paul Miller at 416-361-5990, or visit the website at:
Further details as they become available.