My son Mark Taylor was shot 6 - 13 times at Columbine High School April 20, 1999 and almost died. The hospital doctor called his family physician & said, "I have one of your patients here. He is dead but he is talking to me." The media dubbed him the "Columbine Wonder Boy" after surviving such life threatening injuries.
We filed suit against the antidepressant maker for causing Eric Harris to suffer the now listed side effect of "homicidal ideation" to cause him to shoot Mark & his classmates that day. Our hope was to stop this from happening again. So we went on to continue lecturing about the dangers of these drugs. Mark gave a very powerful testimony before the FDA in their 2004 hearings which resulted in Black Box warnings issued for increased suicide in children given these drugs. The FDA panel was so moved by his words they even stepped down to shake his hand.
Sadly his attorney ruined his case by not meeting discovery. So the minute Mark turned 21 he was railroaded into a surprise "settlement" where he was pressured into signing a settlement agreement that the drug maker would pay $10,000 to a charity of Mark's choice! Mark got nothing for the damage he suffered & on top of that was led to believe if he did not sign that settlement he would have to go to jail!
Not long after we believe the drug makers set Mark up with false accusations to have him thrown into a psychiatrict hospital where the doctor in charge even told us there was no reason for him to be there. He had suddenly gone from being a Whistle Blower exposing the Anti Depressant involvement in school & mass shootings to a patient being forced to take the same drugs he was speaking out against!
Look up Mark Taylor Columbine and see all written. Now he is in a group home being drugged and wants out. He does not belong there & is very sick from all the drug side effects. He has rashes, shaking, vomiting, tired all the time, poor memory, & has little time to do much. I visit him weekly & the people in charge there are not the least bit friendly & never answer the phone for us to even check on him. I am very concerned about him & his current condition.
In order for you to see what has been done to him here is Mark being interviewed just before all this & then after they started drugging him with the same drugs he was fighting to expose...
Testimony before FDA in 2004: https://youtu.be/2c5p--O7Bn0
Just before being thrown into a psych ward on false accusations in 2007....
After being drugged...
Documentary on Mark's Fight For Columbine...
Well over a decade later Mark is on social security with little income for necessities. I am now retired & his father is very ill & in an assisted living facility. We have found an attorney to help Mark get out of there, to put an end to this Columbine nightmare that has seemed to never end for us, & finally live the rest of his life with his mother & his brothers. But we need financial help for the legal paperwork to set him free. We would greatly appreciate any help to get this done.