Great news: more than one hundred Australians and New Zealanders living with severe physical deformities because of thalidomide will share in an $89 million settlement after a class action ended in Melbourne.
The British multinational owner of the company that distributed the drug in Australia, agreed to the settlement.
Read Thalidomide victims to share massive settlement after successful class action, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Dec 2013
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4 thoughts on “Successful Class Action for 100 Australians and New Zealanders Thalidomide Victims”
This is wonderful and very much welcomed news for the victims of the horrific Thalidomide tragedy. It goes to show that eventually justice can be done for drug disaster victims in Australia. I now ask the question: why can’t the Australian legal fraternity front up and publicise the legal state of affairs for DES victims, even if the only recourse is in US courts? Such action would also help spread the word about DES.
Thank you Carol