May 1, 2019 – Waddell Phillips and Howie, Sacks and Henry launch the first of hundreds of lawsuits on behalf of Canadian veterans for harms caused by the anti-malarial drug Mefloquine lawsuits —
Three separate lawsuits have been filed in the Federal Court on behalf of eight former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were ordered to take Mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug, while deployed on missions in Rwanda, Afghanistan and Somalia. This anti-malarial drug can cause severe and potentially permanent neurological and psychological side effects including mood issues, aggression, bouts of explosive anger, violent behavior, night terrors, panic attacks, anxiety, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and more.
CTV, “Canadian veterans suing government over anti-malarial drug’s adverse effects”
Globe and Mail, “First of possibly one thousand suits to be filed Wednesday by soldiers and veterans forced to take mefloquine on deployment”
Read the Statement of Claims below:
McEachern and Brooks Statement of Claim
Arntsen, Rude and Lepine Statement of Claim
Bona, Lalancette and Elms Statement of Claim