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Financial redress for victims of surgical mesh, sodium valproate and hormone pregnancy tests

EDM (Early Day Motion) 349: tabled on 05 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets the avoidable harm caused by the use of surgical mesh, Primodos and Sodium Valproate; acknowledges the need to support the hundreds of victims in the UK suffering as a result of these interventions; welcomes the recommendations made by Baroness Cumberlege in her 2020 report on the IMMDS Review; notes that recommendation 4 of this report calls for the establishment of separate schemes to meet the costs of additional care and support to those who have suffered avoidable harm; regrets that in the two years since the report's publication, the Government has refused to accept this recommendation; further regrets the suggestion that victims should pursue legal routes to compensation, which fails to recognise the adversarial nature and inaccessibility of litigation; and calls on the Government to establish separate schemes to provide financial redress to the victims of surgical mesh, sodium valproate and hormone pregnancy tests, as recommended by the Cumberlege report.