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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

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