MOD to face civil cases over use of Lariam
The Defence Select Committee has today published its long-awaited report on the use of Lariam as an anti-malarial drug by the Ministry of Defence.
The report is highly critical of the MOD over the way that is has issued the drug, in particular in relation to the lack of individual risk assessments beforehand, as required by the drug’s manufacturer, Roche. It is estimated that up to 35% of service personnel have suffered psychological and psychiatric side effects, such as anxiety, nightmares, and depression. In some cases, the symptoms have been severe and have led to a medical discharge, loss of a valued career and pension. A number of legal claims will now be brought.
Jenny Holt, an expert military claims solicitor at Anthony Gold, is currently helping a number of current and ex-service personnel pursue a civil claim against the MOD in relation to the use of Lariam. If you require advice in relation to a possible claim, please contact Jenny on 020 7940 4060 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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