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PEOPIL Members Jean-Pierre Bellecave and Carlos Villacorta lead French fume aircraft litigation

Jean-Pierre Bellecave and Carlos Villacorta, as Managing Partners of the Spanish and French Law firm BCV Lex ( are representing a number of US Citizens who were crew members of US carriers who were injured by fumes during domestic flights within the US on board Airbus aircrafts. Airbus is being sued because of the defective design and manufacture of the aeroplanes cabin pressure systems.

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Covid Litigation Group Co- Chair says all European Countries should commit to establishing No-Fault Vaccine Compensation Schemes.

Thankfully many European Vaccination programmes continue at pace and we are all looking forward to the day when restrictions are fully lifted and International travel has resumed.

Liam Moloney PEOPIL Covid Litigation Group Co-Chair said today “however, while vaccines are safe and will allow us to resume normal life there can be very rare adverse reactions to them. This is why many countries have established Vaccine injury compensation schemes. These are generally no-fault schemes to compensate individuals who suffer very rare vaccine related injuries. PEOPIL urges all European Countries to establish fair and effective no fault vaccine compensation schemes “.

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PEOPIL announces appointment of new administrator Philippine Bax

Mr John Beer, PEOPIL President has confirmed the appointment of Philippine Bax as new PEOPIL Administrator. Welcoming Philippine’s appointment Mr Beer said today “the PEOPIL Executive Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Philippine Bax as PEOPIL’s new administrator working out of Rotterdam. Philippine will bring great organisational skills to her new role as administrator.

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Victims of Transvaginal Mesh

Every lawyer who has listened to a client who is a victim of Transvaginal Mesh is deeply appalled by how lives can be destroyed by an unsafe medical device. The severity of the pain and the physical (and intimate) limitations is heart breaking.

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European Prison Authorities may soon face compensation claims for Covid-19

With social distancing nearly impossible and facilities unable to provide adequate safeguards European Prisons may soon become Covid-19 hotspots. A number of outbreaks have occurred recently in UK and Irish prisons where some prisoners have been locked down in their cells for long periods putting staff and inmates at greater risk of contracting Covid.

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