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Eight more people in UK sue Grünenthal and Diageo over thalidomide

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3806 (Published 09 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3806
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A group of people who claim that they were damaged by the drug thalidomide before their birth have launched a compensation claim at the High Court in London, more than 50 years after they were born.

Eight claimants have filed a negligence action against the drug’s German manufacturer, Grünenthal, and against Diageo, which took over the drug company’s UK distributor, Distillers. The solicitor for the …

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