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Birth defect mums could sue


The news that girls were forcibly administered a cocktail of powerful drugs by staff in a Church of England children’s home in Gravesend Kent, could give rise to legal claims, says a top solicitor whose firm handled virtually all of the UK’s Thalidomide claims.

Carol Jackson, a Partner at Manchester law firm Pannone said, “Even though the events took place in the 1970s and 1980s it is shocking that treatment was forcibly administered to vulnerable girls in care. In addition tragically many girls have apparently subsequently had children with birth defects. Pannone handled hundreds of Thalidomide claims and we see similarities in that a drug administered by those in authority has caused birth defects.

Women who have suffered the abuse whilst in care should seek legal advice, especially those who have had children with disabilities or are now placed in the intolerable position of knowing that if they do become pregnant; their child could be adversely affected.”

She added, “The additional concern is that if one care home used such measures to restrain children, how many others nationwide did the same, let us hope this is an isolated incident.”

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