Crippled Lady Received Millions From Suit
SYDNEY – A lady who was born without any hands and legs after her mother took a drug called Thalidomide during pregnancy had won a settlement at the High Court here involving millions of dollars from a drug company in Britain.
The lady, Lynette Rowe, 50, from Melbourne claimed that she suffered such thing because her mother took Thalidomide.
Thalidomide were given to pregnant women during the 50s and 60s as pain killers in the morning.
But, the drug was then taken back from the market in 1961 because it causes defects to babies.
The drug had caused thousands of defects to babies around the world.
Rowe made the legal suit to three sides, the drug maker from Germany, Grunenthal, Distillers Ltd., from Britain who sold the drug in Australia and Diageo Scotland Ltd.
Diageo Scotland Ltd. had assets within Distillers.
Rowe’s attorney, Peter Gordon stated that his client came to a settlement with Diageo and Distillers.
Grunenthal refused to get to any settlement to the case.
“The amount of settlement is still a secret but I can state here that it is enough for Rowe for the rest of her life,” said Gordon. – Agensi