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Please help people, who suffered life changing injuries, to have their day in court. Nicky was damaged by a drug when she was in her mother’s womb, she and her mother have joined more than a hundred other families in the fight of their lives, in what will be a ground-breaking legal case.
In July 2020, a government-ordered review concluded families who used the drug Primodos had suffered ‘avoidable harm’ and recommended the government and the manufacturer, (Bayer/Schering) accept responsibility and offer financial redress. The IMMDS review also concluded that Primodos should have been withdrawn from the market in 1967. It was withdrawn in 1978
Although the Government gave a public apology, for the avoidable harm the families suffered, it is also fighting to keep the case out of court
It is notoriously difficult for ordinary families to take legal action against large pharmaceutical companies, especially in the UK. It’s rarely a question of who is right, but more about who has the resources to manipulate the system. These resources for the Government come from Public Money, (your money) which the Government are using to defend their failures.
At present Nicky and other families are in a battle with Goliath, just to get their action through the door of a Court of Law.
Our families have been fighting for almost half a century to prove that the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, caused hundreds of babies to be born with life changing congenital abnormalities, if they were not aborted, miscarried or stillborn.
Please watch the Sky News documentary Bitter Pill here… https://youtu.be/HhAJBDdnZBI
You can also access : www.primodos.org for more information.
This fight isn’t just about us any more. Since Thalidomide happened, lessons were not learned and Women are still not listened to so failures continue. Primodos was blocked from the courts once before in the 1980’s, preventing the documents from being disclosed, which allowed The UK Regulator and Manufacturer to continue their failures, without scrutiny. Time and again a paternal “we know best” attitude persists in the UK Regulatory system and women and our children pay the price. Unless the Industry and the Government are seen to lose a case like this one and more importantly, held accountable for these failures, they will never change and women and families will continue to be put at risk.
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