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Victims of blood contamination win right to sue government

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 27 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4504
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The High Court in London has made a group litigation order potentially allowing 400 or more victims of the scandal involving contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s to come together to sue the UK government for damages.

Many people with haemophilia were infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving blood clotting products factor 8 and factor 9, …

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