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Are You a “Thalidomide Baby”?

US Thalidomide Survivors, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is looking for people born between 1957 and 1963 with defects possibly caused by their mother taking thalidomide in the first trimester of pregnancy. Thalidomide was a popular sleeping...

In the News

British journalist, Sir Harold Evans, dies at 92

Known worldwide to Thalidomide survivors as a hero -- the journalist who led the ground-breaking investigation into Thalidomide in Europe -- Sir Harold Evans has died of congestive heart failure. In the 60s and 70s, and indeed all his life, Sir Harold Evans fought to...

Client who sued Hagens Berman over failed Thalidomide case settles

From the PENNSYLVANIA RECORD, Thursday, September 24, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – With the case set to press on after a harsh ruling from the judge hearing it, the law firm Hagens Berman has reached a settlement with a disgruntled former client. On Sept. 17, Carolyn Sampson...

London Times story about US Thalidomide Survivors

The London Times published a story today about US Thalidomide Survivors. The Times New York correspondent Will Pavia was struck by the contrast between the US Survivors experience when compared with UK Survivors. In the UK, survivors were recognized and compensated in...

New York Times Story Features US Thalidomide Survivors

The New York Times published a four-part article today about US Thalidomide Survivors. Reporter Katie Thomas, tells the story of a group of people, born in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s with birth defects consistent with in utero exposure to...

MERMAID A Memoir of Resilience: Washington Post Review

Eileen Cronin was 3 years old when she noticed that, unlike her siblings, she had no legs. Like most thalidomide survivors in the United States, Eileen was told by her mother that her disability was God's will. She only discovered the true cause of her birth defects...


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