“The agreement should settle a federal class action law suit filed in Jefferson City in 2017 on behalf of five children ages 2-14 that claimed Missouri had overused the drugs on foster children and exposed them to “unreasonable risk of serious physical and psychological harm.”
The suit said antipsychotics were being used to treat diagnoses like conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Proper records were not being kept, meaning children were sometimes prescribed multiple psychotropic drugs at the same time. Use of the drugs risks “psychosis, seizures, irreversible movement disorders, suicidal thoughts, aggression, weight gain, organ damage, and other life-threatening conditions,” “
They will settle these suits but no one is ever held criminally accountable…
Lawsuit claiming Missouri officials overused psychotropic drugs on foster children has been settled
State officials and advocates for foster children have settled a suit that claimed psychotropic drugs were being improperly used.