The Ohio State Department of Mental Health, two state hospitals, state psychiatrists, and various other government agencies have been accused of “false imprisonment, medical malpractice, assault, battery, torture, and intentional infliction of mental distress” in a 140-page affidavit filed in the Ohio court of civil claims by John J. Rohrer. Rohrer has been held against his will in a psychiatric hospital and forcibly drugged for 5 years and, according to the allegations, it is that which constitutes false imprisonment and torture under federal law.
“It has been known at all relevant times that there is no blood test, no neuro-imaging, no genetic, laboratory or other testing that will validly and reliably diagnose what is being called schizophrenia, schizo-affective, or bi-polar disorder,” states the affidavit. “It has been known at all relevant times that there is no evidence that the brains of people who have not been labeled ‘mentally ill’ are different from the brains of those with a schizophrenic, schizo-affective, or bi-polar label provided that the latter group have never used pharmaceutical products.”
As a result of his being forcibly drugged for these undiagnosable conditions, the affidavit states that Rohrer suffers from “serious temporary and permanent physical and emotional pain, anguish and trauma,” and “permanent physical injuries (enlargement of the basal ganglia of the brain, permanent brain damage and some disfigurement due to irreversible tardive dyskinesia).”
“In November, 2011 Ohio voters approved Sec. 1.21 of the Ohio Constitution, which bans health care services by force,” states a press release on the Free John Rohrer website. “The United States is a signatory to a United Nations treaty, the CRPD [Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities] which considers forced drugging to be a form of torture. Federal law also defines psychotropic drugging by force to be a form of torture. The Rohrer suits attack the former Department of Mental Health, now known as OMHAS, for promoting non-scientific theories to justify excessive drugging of patients and medicare billings.”
Rohrer is being represented by attorney David L. Kastner.
Free John Rohrer, Breaking News: Lawsuits claim taxpayers SUPPORT TORTURE! (Free John Rohrer website, November 28, 2014)
JOHN J. ROHRER V. OFFICE OF THE OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER, ET AL. (Case Number: 2014-00925, Court of Claims of Ohio)