Hep C Victims: Still NO Compensation
Posted by terres on April 7, 2008
Hepatitis C Blood Transfusion Victims Still Awaiting Compensation
Some of the 486 victims who have applied for one-off payments including 25 victims with haemophilia are prevented from receiving compensation and cannot start treatment for hepatitis C, The Press newspaper reports.
Hepatitis C is a liver-attacking virus that can cause cirrhosis and cancer.
“The victims were among 55 haemophiliacs and 215 clients who signed up for a class action to sue the Government for failing to introduce national screening earlier.”
Unsurprisingly, the action against government never went ahead [action was sabotaged by the lawyers’ flank of the establishment.] However, the lawyers still demand the fees (about NZ$20,000 per person) that were agreed when the civil suit was being planned. Report