Lariam Claims

Lariam, also known as Mefloquine, is an anti-malaria drug that was developed by the United States Army in the 1970s and was used from the 1980s onwards. Its side effects can be severe if used incorrectly and, here at JMW, we can offer you the assistance you need if you would like to make a claim for compensation as a result of being incorrectly prescribed Lariam and suffering from adverse side effects as a result.

The Military team at JMW has a great deal of experience when it comes to helping ex-Armed Forces personnel after they have been incorrectly prescribed Lariam medication and we understand the suffering that this can ultimately put you through. Our goal is to work with you to understand your symptoms, helping you receive every penny of the compensation you deserve.

If you have been affected by the symptoms of incorrectly prescribed Lariam and would like to speak to an expert about your case, call the armed forces specialists at JMW today on 0345 450 9547. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will call back at a time that suits you.


Despite warnings in 1996 from the manufacturer that it should not be prescribed to anyone with a history of neuropsychiatric disturbance, including depression and convulsions, and that patients should be informed about adverse reactions, the drug was prescribed to 17,368 UK Armed Forces Personnel at least once between 1st April 2007 and 31st March 2015 with no risk assessment taking place.

In 2016, a Parliamentary Inquiry regarding the use of Lariam found that a risk assessment should have been carried out on military personnel before being prescribed and that warnings should have been given about possible side effects to the drug. Further to this, personnel should have been told to report adverse side effects and if they had a history of psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, they should not have been prescribed Lariam.


If prescribed Lariam, and you have a history of depression and convulsions, then you could be at risk of symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Nervousness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia


Our team has an abundance of experience when it comes to military claims and are hugely knowledgeable when it comes to securing compensation for people who have been incorrectly prescribed Lariam. We always fight to do what is best for our clients, providing advice and assistance throughout the claims process.

Whether you are suffering with the symptoms of incorrectly prescribed Lariam, or have suffered any other form of injury during your time in the Armed Forces, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

We strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you with the least amount of stress. We are able to do this by offering:

  • A no win, no fee service
  • Access to a panel of leading medical experts
  • No upfront fees

The Armed Forces Claims team are specialists in military claims and we are on hand to give you not only the advice you need, but also the compensation to which you are entitled.


To start a military claim for compensation, speak to a specialist here today by calling 0345 450 9547. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will call back at a time that suits you.

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