June 9th: Decision for French Court Case re: DES Grandchildren!

7 Jun

On Thursday, June 9th, the French justice will give its verdict on the first court case on the DES 3rd Generation.

As we previously posted, Court of Appeal of Versailles considered two cases of children born to DES Daughters. Both children were born very premature — in 1990 and 1995 — and have severe disabilities that are related to their mothers’ in utero DES exposure.

That’s right: This court case is about the damage DES has caused the third generation (also known as DES Grandchildren)! To our knowledge, this case is the first of its kind. (If not, please post info about the other cases below.)

Again, the decision of the court of appeal will be issued on June 9th. Read the translated French article HERE.


2 Responses to “June 9th: Decision for French Court Case re: DES Grandchildren!”

  1. Mary Walters June 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    My mother was given DES when pregnant with me (1953) and my sister (1948). We both had problems with our pregnancies. Two of my daughters were each born seven weeks premature and weighed 2lb 6oz, (1973) and 3lb 12 oz (1976). My third daughter was born only two weeks early, but I spent three months in bed due to bleeding issues. All three have, thankfully, not had any major issues with their health and all have had normal pregnancies.
    Learning more about the effects of DES has helped to see it wasn’t my fault with delivering premature babies. Not much was known about all of this back then. I am so glad to be able to put all this to rest.
    I will continue to try and stay up to date with the DES issue.

    • Caitlin McCarthy June 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

      Thank you for sharing, Mary!

      Your health issues have *not* been your fault — at all. DES victims have nothing to feel guilty about. The drug companies should feel guilty, not to mention ashamed of themselves.

      Be well and thanks again for sharing.

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