3rd Circuit: Thalidomide Birth Defect Claim Ran With Mother’s Knowledge

(January 6, 2016, 11:31 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 5 affirmed that the statute of limitations in a thalidomide birth defect case began to run when the plaintiff’s mother learned of a possible connection between the morning sickness drug and birth defects and not when the plaintiff discovered the link in 2012 (Debra Johnson v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, et al., No. 15-2086, 3rd Cir.).

(Johnson opinion available. Document #28-160107-019Z.)

In the late 1950s, Doris Williams was pregnant and was given “experimental pills from Germany”...
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