Pregnancy test ‘victims’ demand payment: Women and children suffering miscarriages and birth defects vow to ‘listen’ in attempt to drop their lawsuit
- Compensation lawsuit filed by 200 people claiming they were harmed by Primodos drug
- Hormone-based pregnancy tests were discontinued in 1978 due to safety concerns.
- Five-day hearings began yesterday – defendants say lawsuit should be dismissed
Yesterday, women and children who claimed pregnancy tests caused them to miscarry or have birth defects decided to “get their story heard” despite attempts to dismiss their claims.
About 200 people claiming to have been harmed by Primodos have filed claims for compensation against Bayer Pharma, Schering Health Care, Aventis Pharma and the government.
Hormone-based pregnancy tests were introduced in the 1950s and are thought to have tested up to one million women before being phased out in 1978 due to safety concerns.
A five-day hearing has begun in the High Court. London Yesterday, the defendants argued that the case should be dismissed without trial. ” means that
But Marie Lyon, 76, of the Society for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, said women and children were already “dying awaiting justice.” was born with a partially formed arm.
Marie Lyon, 76, of the Society for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, said women and children were already “dead waiting for justice.” Born with a partially formed condition, which she believes is the result of taking the pill
About 200 people claiming to have been harmed by Primodos have filed claims for compensation against Bayer Pharma, Schering Health Care, Aventis Pharma and the government.Photo: Plaintiffs outside the High Court
Outside the court, she said, “We want them to acknowledge and accept that this could have been prevented.
“The second reason we want it is to take the guilt out of it. I feel guilty about it.
“Like many of us, as a first-time mother, I never dreamed I would ask my GP questions.
“The third reason we need to listen is remediation. We lost three children in their late 40s and early 50s.
“We know their health is deteriorating and we need to know they are safe in the future.
The pills worked by inducing menstruation if the woman was not pregnant. Schelling, now owned by Bayer, has always denied any link between the drug and malformations in babies.
The case continues.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12039391/Women-children-suffered-miscarriages-birth-defects-vow-heard.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Women and children suffering miscarriages and birth defects vow to ‘listen’