I have read your site concerning the lawsuit
against Schering-Plough. My confusion is to what extent
the suit will assist the victims of this dreaded drug. PegIntron
has been nothing but a nightmare for my Husband, Cecil Y. and I.
He was diagnosed with Hep. C , geno type 2 in Aug. 2001. Schering-Plough
donated PegIntron / Rebatol combo meds that were started Jan. 11,2002
and ended May 15,2002. He suffered horrendous side effects that
weren’t even noted by the manufacturer Schering-Plough. We
were told time after time by his personal physician and the Be In
Charge nurses, his physical and mental symptoms were not related
to the medication. Of course, now in 2004 the side effects he suffered
are being listed.
Long story short... The major affect Cecil suffered, severe
psychosis, no anti-depressants, hydrocodone, pain killers, muscle
relaxers or sleeping agents worked. Bedridden, in a zombie
state, he couldn't work (a
self-employed artistic painter); had 2 vehicles reposessed
and filed Chapter 7. He has never been the same mentally, can't
concentrate or verbalize clearly, talks in circles and never reaches
the point, stays in the fog, unorganized, agitated, frustrated and
speaking to the public is out of the question, ie. potential cleints.
The physician has never been able to stabilize him on medications.
5 months of treatment awoke his previous narcotic addiction, sober
for 8 years, he began taking the left over scripts and escalated
back to his addiction by Feb. 03.2003. For 8 months, meeting after
meeting NA/CA starting the process for sobriety over, finally strung
out on Crack Cocaine he attempted a bank robbery (10-01-04) in S.C.
being a TN. resident. He's now incarcerated and doesn't have any
memory of how he got there and very little of what took place.
All we wanted was for Cecil to get better, to kill the Hep.
C virus. This insanity created by PegIntron combo meds. was never
mentioned. The Hep. C virus was not detectable as of Nov. 2002,
but the irreversible damage to his mind was!
I've been pleading for assistance, apparently in all the wrong areas.
Will you please help me find the proper defense for Cecil? He's
a wonderful man being thrown away in a system where he doesn't belong.
This is a really sad story...