Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, alternately became convinced that he was Nicolo Machiavelli and that he was a tangerine.


In the course of one of his more Florentine moods, he was treated for relief of his hallucinatory symptoms and incipient psychosis by use of a tranquilizing drug. The drug has had adverse physical effects on the plaintiff, the most serious being a clumping of the pigment in the boy’s eyes, which has left the boy partially blind. Suit against the manufacturer, a large drug company, is based on the drug’s negligent chemical formulation, improper testing, and failure to properly warn and instruct.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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