British families win compensation over CJD deathsBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7120.1397j (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1397
- 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 …