Cardiologist Brain Damaged by ECT Denied Justice

A few weeks back I wrote about Dadi, a former cardiologist who was suing his psychiatrist for millions of dollars in damages for severe cognitive impairment Dadi suffered after a series of  ECT treatments.

white capped text on dark grey background reads “I HAD A VERY GOOD MEMORY BEFORE. I PRACTICED MEDICINE. I HAD THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS. I LOST IT ALL,” HE SAID. “THE MEMORY LOSS. THE ISOLATION I FEEL BECAUSE OF MY INABILITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS. THE INABILITY TO DRIVE. I THINK THE PROCEDURE CAUSED BRAIN DAMAGE AND I FEEL IT. EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY.” Dr. Shaul Dadi

“Instead of respecting all these ‘No, no, no, no,’ [from Dadi]. . . Dr. Dadi, with no written consent, goes for electroshock therapy,' La Vista said, [And] it doesn’t matter that there’s no written consent, because the oral consent is no good, either.'"

After a twelve day trial and  nearly four hours of jury deliberation, a devastating verdict was delivered to Dadi and his wife.

The psychiatrist that damaged his brain was cleared of all charges. He will continue to shock away people’s intelligence, memories, and abilities. If they are fortunate enough to have the resources to their grievances to court, a jury of their peers is sure to f#$% things up and the world continues on in blissful ignorance about the true abuses and hazards of electroshock.

 Read the full story here.

The shock machine manufacturers and the psychiatric industry remain completely unscathed by all of this.

Dadi is not the first and will not be the last shock survivor to get screwed over by our legal system.

This is a state of shock survivor lawsuits.

 

When is Violent Act Considered Criminal?

if a doctor performs unmodified ECT when the new law enters into force he or she will be commiting crimial assult

TRIGGER WARNINGS! Articles discussing unmodified and modified ECT and an image of quoted observations of unmodified ECT

Torture or abandonment: unmodified ECT and the shocking position of Indian and global psychiatric leaders | Oliver talks.

Funny how electrocuting a fully conscious person into a grand mal seizure is only considered criminal assault after a law deems it so. Continue reading

Garth Daniels is Free!

I was doing a late night email check and was beyond delighted to see this petiton update for Garth Daniels, an Australian man who was being subjected to excessive restraints, drugging and electroshock has finally be realeased and will be given proper care to rebuild his life. Get the rest of the details here

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Autrailia Man Forced to Endure Over 90 Electroshock ‘Treatments’

Garth Daniels is portrayed as a violent, severely ill schizophrenic who needs to be restrained, drugged and electroshocked against his will for his own good. Psychiatrist Naill McLaren says otherwise. Feral Psychiatry: The Case of Garth Daniels

Click here view previous articles on Garth’s case.

TRIGGER WARNING! The news story regarding his case shows footage of unmodified electroshock, and restraints.

Please sign and share the below petitions:

Garth Daniels Petition 

A petition to stop the FDA safety down-classification of the shock device the the same risk level as a pair of reading glasses for certain conditions, that will inevitably lead to more involuntary electroshock like Garth Daniels is being subjected to.

Thank you.

 

A Survivor’s Response to FDA’s ECT Rule Change

Chris Dubey is a psychiatric survivor who has done excellent writing on the issues surrounding electroshock. Seriously, I was thrilled when I stumbled across his work.

He recently shared his FDA shock device reclassification response on Mad in America

To read more of his well cited and argued work elsewhere on the web, check out the links below.

Letter to Three Connecticut Politicians about involuntary Electroshock

A summary of references against electroshock

If you haven’t signed the Mindfreedom FDA electroshock reclassification petition, you can find it here.

Please sign and share!

Thanks!

Petition update · Garth still being electric-shocked against his will! · Change.org

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I’m pissed. Really pissed.

Garth Daniels is still receiving forced electrical head injuries ala electroshock and forced drugging.

He has been shown to be mentally competent to refuse electroshock by an outside psychologist.

I must add that is the most absurd sentence of all time–that someone has to be deemed ‘competent’ to say no to having multiple electrically induced grand mal seizures, but this is the world we live in.

It should be added that competent really means ‘agrees with the doctor.’

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His father has also adamantly rejected the electrical destruction of his son’s mind and body, but his psychiatrist persists in this barbarism, sometimes shocking Garth multiple times in one day.   

If you believe that this sort of practice is rare or a relic of the darker days of psychiatry, news flash! It’s not.

In the recent Q&A on electroshock, the APA parroted the ‘no one is forced mantra’– but sometimes in certain cases if the person is deemed incompetent, a guardian or family member can decide to have their loved one electrocuted, or panel of docs and a judge may decide for them as well.

Read Doctors of Deception and the APA ECT Q&A transcripts or this post to learn more about what psychiatry says and does when someone doesn’t consent to having their brain damaged for their ‘benefit.’

Garth’s situation shows these safe guards to be utter rubbish. He has been deemed competent.

His next of kin is against this.

Garth is still being shocked.

If you question whether the softer sounding electrocution therapy or ‘ECT’ or ‘brain stimulation’ which it increasingly being called, has anything to do with the violent ‘procedure’ seen in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest electroshock watch this video.

It’s as damaging as it ever was, just dressed up in non-threatening lingo.

If the FDA has its way in reclassifying the shock device, it’s likely these abuses will only increase because hullooo! The FDA says the shock device is as safe as eyeglasses for the right dx and they are SUUUUCH a reputable and ethical organization, it must be true.

*sarcasm emphasized*

You can read more about Garth here.

If you haven’t signed his petition, please do so now and share. This must stop before they  kill him!

TRIGGER WARNING! The news story regarding his case shows footage of unmodified electroshock, and restraints.

And if you haven’t singed the FDA petition, click here.

Thank you.

photo courtesy of http://www.auntiepsychiatry.com/Auntie%20Psychiatry.html#garth
References

American Psychiatric Association.Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2016/facebook_q&a_on_ect_summary_152424.pdf

Andre, L. (2009). Doctors of deception: What they don’t want you to know about shock treatment. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Auntie Psychiatry: anti psychiatry cartoon blog. (n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.auntiepsychiatry.com/Auntie%20Psychiatry.html#garth

Breggin, P. R. (2015, April 8). Simple Truth 10: Electroshock is Brain Trauma [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOtacCftvcs

Petition update · Garth still being electric-shocked against his will! · Change.org. (n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2016, from https://www.change.org/p/help-save-garth-daniels-from-brutal-electric-shocks-and-toxic-brain-chemicals/u/16398929?tk=bKE1xHPa5ikwrOACKOWGlL35jMY2bjKywPQG24WkN6I&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

Petition · FDA: Stop FDA from Down-Classifying the Shock Device to a Class II Device Stop shock treatment. · Change.org. (n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2016, from https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment

Reed, J. (n.d.). Appealing to our Elected Representatives – Mad In America. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/03/appealing-to-our-elected-representatives/

Reed, J. (n.d.). Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: the Role of the Chief Psychiatrist – Mad In America. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/02/foxes-guarding-the-henhouse-the-role-of-the-chief-psychiatrist/

Reed, J. (n.d.). The Curious Case of over 50 Consecutive ECTs in Melbourne – Mad In America. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/02/the-curious-case-of-over-50-consecutive-ects-in-melbourne/

Reed, J. (n.d.). The Mental Health Tribunal – Mad In America. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/03/the-mental-health-tribunal/

Woman died after NHS electric shock therapy was given without consent or second opinion – Mirror Online

via Woman died after NHS electric shock therapy was given without consent or second opinion – Mirror Online.

I read this and think, this could have happened to anyone of us when were were getting shocked.

It’s beyond disturbing to see how its viewed by the legal system and hospital. If I had died like this, it would just get brushed off as “extremely rare” circumstance so she, like other survivors who are injured or killed by shock don’t matter.

What we don’t hear is how the hospital “treated” her “mental illness,” everything they tried, because they’re doctors. And you sure as hell can’t hear Elsie’s side of the story, now that she’s dead.

At least Elsie Tindle’s death is getting media attention and someone is trying to do something about it via Electric shock therapy death: Sunderland coroner writes to Health Secretary in bid to prevent further fatalities – Sunderland Echo.

The Latest on Australian Man Forced to Have 50+ ECT Treatments

I shared a link a while back about Garth Daniels, an Australian man subjected to over 50 shock treatments against his will. you can find that here.

MIA contributor John Reed has written a two-part series on this atrocity, that covers the details of this situation, upcoming protests and a petition to stop the human rights abuses of Garth Daniels.

TRIGGER WARNING!

The news story linked in these articles shows disturbing imaged of electroshock

The Curious Case of over 50 Consecutive ECTs in Melbourne

Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: the Role of the Chief Psychiatrist

The Mental Health Tribunal

Appealing to our Elected Representatives

Sign the petition for Garth