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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Involuntary Intoxication Suit

Assault Charges Dismissed on Grounds of Involuntary Intoxication with Psychiatric Drugs A twenty-five year old Virginia man, charged with assault against the police, was acquitted today on the grounds of involuntary intoxication with psychiatric drugs. Dr. Peter Breggin testified that the patient’s seven prescribed psychiatric medications produced an intoxication that […]

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Jury awards $635,000 in ECT suit

In June 2005 in Columbia, South Carolina, a jury awarded $635,000 in a malpractice suit against a psychiatrist who referred a patient for electroshock treatment. The hospital had previously settled for a small amount and the doctor who administered the treatment was not found negligent. The plaintiff, Peggy Salters, is […]

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$2 million award in TD case

Jury Awards $1.3 Million in Tardive Dyskinesia Case — Appeals Court Raises Award to $2 Million Dr. Breggin Testified for the Plaintiff   A tardive dyskinesia malpractice case in Baton Rouge, Louisiana resulted in a jury award of more than $1.3 million dollars on March 14, 1997.  The case was […]

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$2 million Award in Tardive Dyskinesia Case

Jury Awards $1.3 Million in Tardive Dyskinesia Case Appeals Court Raises Award to $2 Million Dr. Breggin Testified for the Plaintiff A tardive dyskinesia malpractice case in Baton Rouge, Louisiana resulted in a jury award of more than $1.3 million dollars on March 14, 1997.  The case was appealed by […]

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$6.7 million verdict in Risperdal TD case

  On May 26, 2000, a jury in the circuit court of Philadelphia awarded $6.7 million to a patient afflicted with tardive dyskinesia caused by the neuroleptic (“antipsychotic”) drug Risperdal (generic name, risperidone).  In Liss vs. Doeff, the jury found the psychiatrist negligent in his treatment of Mrs. Elizabeth Liss.  […]

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