Irish survivors of the Thalidomide scandal are all prepared to fight legally to claim the compensation amounts for their sufferings but still they have initially appealed the Government to once try and spare them from the stressful ordeal of going to court for their rights.
Almost 32 men and women are in the Thalidomide group, majority of who were born with the deformities and shortened limbs. Their sufferings are the result of the Thalidomide wonder drug, which their pregnant mothers took during their pregnancy to cure morning sickness and insomnia in the 1960s.
The announcements for plea have come from the group yesterday. They cleared in their statements that they are awaiting a reply from the government after which, they would lodge claims in the court for their compensation.
The issue grew worst as the Government did not fulfill their pre-election promise to pay compensation to all those sufferers.
Regarding the situation, Ms. Maggie Woods, Chairwoman of the Irish Thalidomide Association, said that the whole group is prepared to lodge a case with the injuries boards and then they will apply for the claims in the High Court.
Ms. Woods has yesterday celebrated her 50th birthday. She is also one of the sufferers and her health is also somewhat deteriorating like other survivors in the group. "The Government weaseled out of its commitments but it is not too late to do the right thing", she said.