Inquiry was “right to refuse” participants choice of lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted July 8th, 2020 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, medical treatment, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has upheld a decision refusing two ‘core participants’ in the infected blood public inquiry the right to nominate their own solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2020

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Guilt and anger surface as infected blood inquiry hears evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘The guilt of infected blood donors and the anger of victims whose diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C was withheld from them for years has emerged as evidence given in secret was read out to a public hearing in London.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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Ministers reject calls for immediate compensation for infected blood victims – The Guardian

‘Calls for immediate compensation for thousands of victims contaminated by infected NHS blood have been rejected by ministers at a meeting with campaigners and survivors – but more health support may be made available.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2020

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Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘In An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors [2019] EWHC 3033 (Fam), CX, now fourteen, had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer when he was three. He was treated successfully, but in 2019 his cancer returned [1]-[2]. As a result of the chemotherapy that he was to receive, it was likely that his blood counts would drop significantly and that he would need transfusions of blood products [5]. Both CX and his mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses: each was willing to consent to the proposed chemotherapy, stem cell harvesting and the return of the stem cells following chemotherapy, but would not consent to the administration of blood and/or blood products – which the doctors believed to be a necessary and integral part of CX’s recovery.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st November 2019

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Blood inquiry judge: ‘Many left in grinding hardship’ – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2019 in blood products, inquiries, news by sally

‘All those affected by the contaminated blood scandal should receive the same financial support, no matter where they live in the UK, says the judge in charge of the inquiry.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2019

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High Court rules baby can be given blood without mother’s consent – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a “gravely ill” baby should have a blood transfusion, even though his mother does not consent on religious grounds.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2019

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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal? – BBC News

‘The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2019

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Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: DE – Law and Religion UK

‘In Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v DE [2019] EWCOP 19, DE was a 49-year-old woman who suffered from autism and mild learning difficulties: she and her mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses [3]. In April 2019, DE broke her leg, and the medical evidence was that she needed surgery and that there was a risk that she would require blood transfusion or blood products during the operation [4]. If she did not have the operation, her mobility would be impaired [5] and the need for an operation was urgent.’

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Law and Religion UK, 29th May 2019

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim’s ‘life of fear and anger’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in blood products, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news, victims by sally

‘A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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Cover-up fears as hundreds of contaminated blood files ‘vanish’ before inquiry can see them – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in blood products, HIV, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have raised fears of a cover-up after it emerged hundreds of “crucial” documents were removed by government officials and are now missing.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2019

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Infected blood victims’ support payments ‘must increase’ – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support payments, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2018

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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’ – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2018 in blood products, HIV, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

‘Campaigners say it is time to find out the truth about the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead, as a public inquiry begins.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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The ‘reasonable citizen’ — Sergei Skripal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Secretary of State for the Home Department v Sergei Skripal [2018] EWCOP 6, Mr Justice Williams made a best interests decision that blood samples could be taken by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from Sergei and Yulia Skirpal in order that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OCPW) could undertake their own analysis to find evidence of possible nerve agents. Both Sergei and Yulia were and remain unconscious and in a critical condition, and were unable to consent to such blood samples being taken.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th March 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep.17: Prospects for the Tainted Blood Inquiry – 1 COR

Posted November 28th, 2017 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘Theresa May has announced a statutory inquiry into how contaminated blood transfusions infected thousands of people with hepatitis C and HIV. Rosalind English talks to Jim Duffy about how it will differ from earlier investigations.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th November 2017

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Inquiries into historical events have a troubled past: will history repeat itself?- UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 13th, 2017 in blood products, health, inquests, inquiries, legal history, news by tracey

‘The announcement of a statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal may be a major step towards uncovering the truth for those affected. But an inquiry into historical events has its own unique challenges and potential pitfalls. Before it even commences, can the Government ensure the inquiry retains the confidence of victims, families and the public?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2017

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Contaminated blood scandal: Victims win right to seek damages after thousands infected in 1970s and 80s – The Independent

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in the 1970s and 80s have won the right to launch a High Court action for damages.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2017

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Gay men to be allowed to give blood three months after sex – The Guardian

‘Blood donation restrictions for gay men and sex workers are to be relaxed in England and Scotland under a series of equalities reforms announced by the government. Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after sexual intercourse instead of a year. Sex workers, who were previously banned from donating, will be subject to the same three-month rule.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2017

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Contaminated blood inquiry runs into trouble as victims boycott consultation – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in blood products, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Officials forced to rethink plans as all key campaign groups refuse to attend meeting due to involvement of Department of Health.’

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The Guardian, 21st july 2017

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Contaminated blood scandal: Theresa May orders inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, inquiries, news by sally

‘The government is to hold a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, Downing Street has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2017

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Tainted blood scandal victim’s son to sue amid cover-up allegations – The Independent

‘A family member of a victim of the “biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” plans to launch a landmark legal case amid allegations of a Government cover-up.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2017

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