Canadian soldiers allege they were left by anti-malaria medication with intense rage, suicidal ideations
Avery Haines, Investigative Correspondent, W5
KINGSTON, ONT. — Richard Schumann constantly desired to be considered a soldier.
Sitting inside the bungalow in Kingston, Ont., their eyes illuminate when sharing their memories to be a young kid having a fantasy.
“I think I happened to be most likely about four to five. It absolutely was constantly an imagine mine to become listed on the military,” he said.
Schumann’s responses about their youth, their very very early profession within the reserves after which their implementation to Afghanistan are careful I will take him to places he has spent the last decade trying to forget because he knows in this interview.
We came across Schumann final springtime at a city hallway in Kingston, organized by Toronto law practice, Howie, Sacks and Henry, that has launched unprecedented appropriate action up against the Canadian federal federal government plus the Department of National Defence.
The allegations: That soldiers in Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan had been kept with serious and side that is long-lasting through the anti-malaria medication these were obligated to just take.
Mefloquine, offered under the brand Lariam, had been considered cheaper and much more efficient given that it just must be taken when a instead of daily week. However the soldiers allege these people were never told that the medication would keep them struggling, years later on, with intense rage, memory problems, ringing ears, violent evening terrors and suicidal ideation. » Read more