According to experts at the University of Oxford, the risks of Primodos were not properly assessed by Government review. Primodos, the hormone pregnancy test pill available for use from 1956 until it was withdrawn from the market in 1978, has been linked to the malformation of newborn children. The medical and healthcare products regulation agency
A Bristol surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon- General and Colorectal Surgeon was suspended in 2017 and had restrictions placed on his licence, further to concerns being raised by patients about unnecessary surgeries that were done by him and surgeons trained by him. Mr Dixon, began using artificial mesh to elevate prolapsed bowels (where the bowel protrudes
Health watchdog NICE has recently announced that vaginal mesh implants could once again be offered on the NHS, provided specific conditions are met. In 2018, the use of vaginal mesh implants was paused in the UK due to patient safety issues. Vaginal mesh surgery was paused due to thousands of complaints from women reporting problems
On the same day that BA announced that 380,000 of its customers had potentially been affected by a breach involving website and app customer data, SPG Law, announced the launch of a group compensation claim against the airline based on Article 82 of the GDPR. The website was created within hours of the breach being
Hackers may have made millions selling credit card details stolen from almost 245,000 British Airways customers during a major cyber attack in August, according to experts. Cybersecurity firms Flashpoint and Risk IQ discovered that hackers were charging between $9 (£6.95) and $50 (£38.60) for each card’s information on the dark web. They estimated that Magecart,
The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco dam collapse in Mariana three years ago. The class action case was filed in the Liverpool high court
Cathay Pacific’s delayed disclosure of massive data breach attracts law firm handling BA data breach, says it is even ‘more serious.’ The UK arm of America’s SPG Law is planning to seek compensation for passengers of Hong Kong airline carrier Cathay Pacific Airways through a class action overseas following the carrier’s massive data leak, and
Mining giant BHP Billiton is facing a multibillion-pound lawsuit over the Samarco dam catastrophe in Brazil in one of the largest claims in British legal history. The class action, which is being handled by SPG Law, counts more than 240,000 claimants including several Brazilian municipalities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana and members of the
A US class action law firm has used a new platform created by an alternative business structure to fast-track its UK launch, Legal Futures can reveal. As of today, SPG Law in Liverpool already has five partners and more than 30 fee-earners and the plan is to have more than 50 employees by the end of the
On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey [Master Docket No. BER-L-936-13 / Case No.296]. Settlement payments are expected to exceed $1 billion, available to more than 4,000 eligible known
It was not far into the New Year when Ethicon, Inc.—a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary—was named in a hernia mesh lawsuit filed in Idaho by a plaintiff who claims to have suffered from chronic pain and prolonged abdominal weakness for seven years after an incisional hernia repair. Gerald Payne’s issues lingered for years after the surgery, His
British Airways is facing a lawsuit that could see the airline paying out hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation following news of last week’s data breach. The breach is thought to have taken place between 21 August and 5 September when cyber criminals accessed the payment and personal details of over 380,000 of the
Further details of a potentially groundbreaking development in the claimant law sector emerged this afternoon following confirmation that a well-known US firm is poised to enter the market by opening an office in Liverpool. On Monday class action specialist Sanders Phillips Grossman, along with other US lawyers, will launch a new British firm in the