I am a mother with a child who was given this hormone, and I feel that, despite what David Harper-Jones says (Letters, 17 August), we should be given compensation not only for medical help if and when the person develops the disease, but for the practical things in life - eg, mortgages, life insurance - and, last but not least, for the mental anguish that it causes, to parents and patients, and also for potential anguish. I know you cannot compensate for a loss of life, but how about making that life a little easier at the end?
If David Harper-Jones had joined the Child Growth Foundation, not only would all of his questions have been answered, but by helping with fund-raising, research projects could be funded.
Seeking damages from the Government and getting it to admit to its mistakes in the past: surely, that may help to eliminate mistakes in the future?
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