Paragraph five reads: “Gay wants to go back on Busper, though,
as he says Prozac sexually frustrates him and causes his
stomach to hurt. In addition, during the 11 months that Gay took Prozac,
he cut his testicles, arms, thighs and neck, all of which required
sutures, the complaint says.”
Plaintiff wants psychiatrist to prescribe medicine to stop self
4/21/2010 12:00 PM By Kelly Holleran
A man claims he has cut numerous parts of his body, including his
testicles, because his former psychiatrist refused to prescribe him the correct
Anthony Gay filed a lawsuit April 12 in Madison County
Circuit Court against Claudia Kachigian.
Gay claims he self mutilates
himself because of anxiety problems. The only medication that prevents Gay from
cutting himself is Busper, according to the complaint. Gay claims he explained
the scenario to his psychiatrist, Kachigian.
However, Kachigian allegedly
refused to prescribe the medication to Gay because it’s a nonformulary
medication, according to the complaint. Instead, she prescribed him Prozac on
April 26, 2009, the suit states.
Gay wants to go back on Busper, though,
as he says Prozac sexually frustrates him and causes his stomach to hurt. In
addition, during the 11 months that Gay took Prozac, he cut his testicles, arms,
thighs and neck, all of which required sutures, the complaint
Finally, on March 8, Kachigian discontinued Gay’s Prozac and on
March 29, she discontinued his psychiatric services, which has caused Gay
additional emotional distress, he claims.
Gay, who will be representing
himself, wants the court to order an independent psychiatrist to examine his
needs. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Circuit Court case number: 10-L-416.