Thousands could be affected by NHS Lothian paediatric hearing service scandal

Lawyers supporting victims of the NHS Lothian paediatric audiology service scandal have warned that the number of children affected could be far greater than those identified in the independent report. An audit of the health board’s audiology services found significant concerns in 155 of the 1007 patients treated between 2009 and 2018, which led to […]

Government delay on ‘Dieselgate’ linked to thousands of deaths

Dieselgate

By failing to act quickly and decisively on the Dieselgate scandal, the UK government is failing to break the link between air pollution and thousands of preventable deaths. That’s what a coalition of clean air experts claimed this Clean Air Day, 16 June 2022. Dieselgate research Millions of vehicles were fitted with ‘defeat devices’ to […]

£193million payment to Volkswagen drivers agreed in UK settlement

PGMBM has announced today an out of court settlement agreement on behalf of our Claimants with the Volkswagen Group in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation.  The Volkswagen Group have made a payment totalling £193million to circa 91,000 Claimants in the action.   The Volkswagen Group The claims first became public in 2015 in respect of […]

Media attention gained for the Mariana dam disaster claim in the UK courts

Last month, PGMBM represented more than 200,000 victims of the Mariana dam disaster in the UK courts to support them in their fight for justice.   Throughout the week-long trial, an array of media outlets reported on the case.   Victims shared their stories, and information surrounding the case and its implications was highlighted to millions of […]

The Lawyer Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lawyer awards. We are shortlisted in two categories – Boutique Firm of the Year and Most Innovative Use of Technology. We are shortlisted for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in relation to the work of CTO Rich Hill and his team […]

Class Action Claims Bayer’s ‘One a Day’ Prenatal Vitamins Contain Toxic Heavy Metals

German-based biotechnology company Bayer was slapped with a product liability class action Friday in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court. The case, brought by PGMBM LLC and other law firms, contends that Bayer’s ‘One A Day’ prenatal vitamins contain toxic heavy metals and other harmful substances. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 2:22-cv-00640, Kharaeva et […]

Dieselgate scandal: Five years on – Why the fight for clean air is not over

PGMBM hosted an online panel event on 9 February 2022, which centred on the ongoing impact of the Dieselgate scandal in the UK and the continuing impact on the environment and public health.    Neil Parish MP, Chair of the UK Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, was a part of the panel for the […]

Three years on from Brumadinho dam disaster TÜV SÜD face €400 million lawsuit

On the third anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil, PGMBM and Manner Spangenberg lawyers acting on behalf of victims of the disaster say the claims filed against German safety regulators TÜV SÜD has now reached over €400million. This week, the court in Munich has allowed the addition of over 1,100 new Claimants, bringing […]

2022: A decisive year for Mariana dam disaster victims

PGMBM is optimistic about the hearing in April when it will be decided whether the case can be tried in England. Since 2018, PGMBM has been committed to fighting for justice for the people affected by the Fundão dam rupture in Mariana. We believe that 2022 will be decisive for more than 200,000 people who […]

Judicial review into UK Hotel Quarantine Policy gains media attention

Appearing in the media this weekend, PGMBM discussed our increasingly popular bid for a judicial review into the government’s Hotel Quarantine Policy.   We were quoted by numerous news outlets in articles about the policy, including the Daily Mail, The Independent, and City Am, after hundreds of travellers were left stuck in countries that were abruptly added to the reimposed red list.   The government has come under fire for the lack of notice given to people who had travelled to countries […]