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Three men infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood start legal proceedings against UK government

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h302 (Published 19 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h302
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Three men who became infected with hepatitis C through NHS treatment with contaminated imported blood have begun a legal challenge to the lawfulness of the UK government’s compensation scheme.

They argue that the scheme breaches anti-discrimination laws because people infected with a different virus, HIV, get substantially higher …

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