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Hepatitis C victims sue NHS in class action

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:978
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    More than 100 patients who became infected with the hepatitis C virus through blood transfusions, blood products, and organ transplants are suing the blood authorities in England and Wales, in an action that could cost the NHS millions of pounds.

    The hearing, which started in the High Court in London last week, is expected to last three months. …

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