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NHS told to pay £10m to patients infected with hepatitis C

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.751/a (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:751
  1. Clare Dyer, Legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The NHS faces a bill of up to £10m ($15m) in compensation and costs after a landmark High Court victory this week for 114 people who became infected with hepatitis C from blood transfusions.

    Under “no fault” legislation on product liability, which has been little used since it came into force in 1988, Mr Justice Burton held that the National Blood Authority and its Welsh counterpart, the Velindre NHS Trust, were liable even if …

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