Hepataitis C compensation case could open floodgate to claimsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7334.384/a (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:384
- Carl Kovac
A man who claimed he was infected with hepatitis C as the result of a transfusion of unscreened blood administered during a hospital operation in 1993 has won a lawsuit against the Hungarian government.
The patient, who requested anonymity, was awarded 3three million forints ($10, 700; £7,600; €12, 000) in compensation and 15, 000 forints ($54; £38; €8862) in monthly benefits.
The decision by …