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Thalidomide survivors to sue the state over compensation

Irish thalidomide survivors plan to instigate legal proceedings against the state and the Minister for Health over the decision to refuse to compensate them further financially. They will take a pro

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
27th November, 2011
Finola Cassidy of the Irish Thalidomide Association. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Irish thalidomide survivors plan to instigate legal proceedings against the state and the Minister for Health over the decision to refuse to compensate them further financially. They will take a product liability action and will also accuse the state of breaching licensing laws.

Finola Cassidy, spokeswoman for the Irish Thalidomide Association (ITA), accused James Reilly of reneging on a commitment in the Programme for Government to reopen meaningful discussions with survivors of thalidomide, an anti-nausea...

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