Family sues doctors over daughter's suicide
THE family of teenage girl who took her own life are suing the doctors who prescribed her an anti-depressant they claim was inappropriate and carries an increased risk of suicide.
In the landmark case, the parents and sister of 14-year-old Angel Cowie are taking four Queensland doctors to court for prescribing her increasing doses of the powerful anti-depressant Endep, the court claim states.
Angel's mother Renea Wheatley said the drug did not help with her depression.
Now three years after her daughter took her own life, Ms Wheatley just wants justice for Angel's death and to warn other parents of the dangers.
"Angel didn't like taking medication. She didn't want to be a pill popper. But she did it for me,'' Ms Wheatley, 37, said.