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Thalidomide: The Mother of All Battles

Karen Atkinson investigates a mother and daughter's ongoing campaign to bring the German government to account for the thalidomide scandal.

Like thousands of unsuspecting women, Agnes Lattimer was prescribed thalidomide for severe morning sickness. The drug caused her daughter Kim to be born without legs, and with stunted arms and deformed hands and feet. Their first battle was to get Kim a mainstream education, their next was for compensation. Now Kim is 55 and Agnes is 82, but they haven't given up their campaign to bring the German government to account for the pill scandal that damaged a generation.

Karen Atkinson reports.

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