My brother with paranoid schizophrenia is now 58 years old and he took respirdal for 20+ years.
He is now living with obesity, gynecomastia (man boobs), liver, heart, kidney damage, neuroleptic syndrome etc.
He was a emulsion chemist before his diagnosis and has been saying for years he cannot take these meds and he’d give me a list of all the side effects and he was right about respirdal.
I looked this up and there have been $2 billion payouts to those that used this drug, by the company that makes this drug = Johnson & Johnson.
He is now off this drug because it didn’t work for him anymore so he is extremely violent and delusional. Also he is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder.
He’s now on haldol, depakote and many others=court ordered, but the court order will stop soon.
What is so sad is that, even with all these drugs, he is still severely paranoid and violent…maybe nothing will work for him anymore?
He has been in jail and hospitalized many times since he was diagnosed at the age of 30.
So, my question:
Have any of you filed a lawsuit about respirdal?
I sent my brother info on this but I have not heard back from him and I know he is too sick to do anything about this and he has not allowed me to access his medical records so I can’t file a lawsuit of him.
Let me know if you know anything about this or if you have filed a lawsuit.
Also, how do I do this when I have no medical info about my brother and he refuses to give me access?