posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:41 AM
Well, if you are no longer suffering from psychosis, the benefits do seem to have outweighed the side effects. The medication did what it was
supposed to do. The side effects that you experienced are most unfortunate, though, and I am very sorry to hear what you have gone through.
I think, from a legal standpoint, that you would have difficulty filing a successful suit based on the information that you have given. Although at
the time you might have felt that you had no other choice but to take the medication, what you've described would likely not be considered
"coercion" by a court of law.
Also not in your favor is that you were apprised of the possible side effects of the medication, and you assumed the risk of taking it.
If you truly feel that you have been wronged, you should seek a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in (pharmaceutical) products liability. I
would recommend against trying to file a class action suit, as the plaintiffs rarely make out better than the attorneys who file them. Plus, the
government has cracked down on class action lawsuits due to abuse.
Definitely seek the advice of an attorney licensed to practice in your state, if you truly believe that you could be successful. I'll be honest with
you, though... you may have difficulty finding an attorney who would actually take your case. I do not know enough of the specifics of your situation
to provide you with any more than that.
Good luck to you... in your recovery, and in finding an attorney that you are comfortable working with.