Saturday, 7 March 2015

Thalidomide Survivors In Canada Get Compensation

In the 1950's, Thalidomide was approved by the government to treat nausea and morning sickness in pregnant women. Pregnant women who took the drugs delivered babies with severe limb and organ malformations, blindness and deafness.

Most of the babies born with these defects are now in their 50's, unable to live independently.

The recent offering of a tax-free $125,000 by the Canadian Federal Government and $168 million for ongoing medical assistance, based on individual circumstances may be a glimmer of hope for the 95 victims in Canada, although financial compensation may never be enough for such great injury.

My heart goes out to the victims... Really sad.

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