British families win compensation over CJD deaths

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1397
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent

    Families of 14 young people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as a result of treatment with human growth hormone as children won a victory last week in their battle for compensation.

    The Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision last July that only those whose treatment began after 1 July 1977 were eligible for damages. Mr Justice Morland had held that treatment …

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