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Hepataitis C compensation case could open floodgate to claims

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:384
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    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 …

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