‘Blood contamination tore my family apart’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, HIV, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with HIV and hepatitis as a result of NHS treatments in the 1970s and 80s. But their families are still seeking a public inquiry into the scandal.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS tainted blood scandal: scheme to compensate victims to be scaled back – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in blood products, compensation, consultations, costs, health, news, victims by tracey

‘Government proposals aim to cut costs as ministers believe more people will develop serious health issues, pushing programme over budget.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (February 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Government faces judicial review challenge over contaminated blood payments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 20th, 2017 in blood products, damages, health, HIV, judicial review, news by sally

‘The Government is being taken to judicial review over alleged discrimination in its payment scheme for people living with HIV and the Hepatitis C virus.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Nurse spared jail over fatal blood transfusion blunder – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in blood products, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A blundering nurse whose patient died after she gave him the wrong type of blood has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

NHS patients infected with contaminated blood to get extra payments – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in blood products, compensation, news by tracey

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia and others infected during surgery and childbirth in England are to get increased ex-gratia payments for being infected with the hepatitis C virus (Hep C) and/or HIV during the NHS contaminated blood scandal more than 30 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government to review 12-month deferral period for gay men donating blood – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2016 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘On World Blood Donor Day, the government says it’s going to review a law which means that gay men can’t donate for 12 months after having sex.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS blood contamination victims hit out at ‘reforms’ which cost them up to £7,000 a year – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2016 in blood products, compensation, consultations, health, HIV, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the worst contaminated blood scandal in the NHS’s history say they have been betrayed by the Government after plans were revealed to reduce their annual payouts. About 5,000 people – many of them haemophiliacs – who were infected with HIV, hepatitis C or both after receiving infected blood in the 1970s and 1980s, have been sent letters from the Department of Health asking for their views on “reforms” that will leave them up to £7,000 a year worse off.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2015 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The government will conduct a review of the rules prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood, the public health minister Jane Ellison has announced.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (January 2015) – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 28th January 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Victims of contaminated NHS blood launch legal case – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in blood products, compensation, disability discrimination, health, news, reports by sally

‘Three men who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated imported blood have begun a legal case in the UK to challenge the compensation scheme.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge orders blood transfusion for Jehovah’s Witness child – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 16th, 2014 in blood products, children, human rights, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v Child B and Mr and Mrs B [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam) – I posted earlier this year a discussion of Ian McEwan’s pellucid and moving account of the difficulties encountered by judges when steering between the rock of parental faith and the hard place of children’s best interests (The Children Act, 2014). This judgment, although handed down four months ago, has just been published, and confirms that judges may be resolute, however politely, in the face of parents’ insistence that they know what is best for their children.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th December 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Respecting offender’s blood refusal ‘correct’ – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2014 in blood products, consent, doctors, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A doctor was right not to administer a blood transfusion to a mentally-ill sex offender refusing it on religious grounds, a High Court judge has said.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The good Samaritan doctor and the Human Tissue Act – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 27th, 2013 in blood products, coroners, doctors, human tissue, news by sally

“You would have thought the law would be entirely behind a person who intervenes to help a stranger in distress. Indeed most civil law countries impose a positive duty to rescue, which means that if a person finds someone in need of medical help, he or she must take all reasonable steps to seek medical care and render best-effort first aid. A famous example of this was the investigation into the photographers at the scene of Lady Diana’s fatal car accident: they were suspected of violation of the French law of “non-assistance à personne en danger” (deliberately failing to provide assistance to a person in danger), which can be punished by up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 70,000 euros. But the position in common law countries like the UK and the United States is completely different: you can watch a child drown and not be held to account.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th June 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Gay blood donations ban likely to be lifted – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2011 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

“The lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men is expected to be lifted in the UK.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Moore) v Skipton Fund Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 3rd, 2010 in blood products, compensation, judicial review, law reports, time limits by sally

R (Moore) v Skipton Fund Ltd [2010] EWHC 3070 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 308

“For the purposes of a claim for an ex gratia payment from public funds, there was nothing irrational or unfair in requiring certain people infected with hepatitis C through treatment with NHS blood or blood products prior to September 1991, to show that spontaneous clearance of the virus after a period of six months had occurred.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

No compensation for hepatitis C blood transfusion woman – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in blood products, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A woman who was infected with hepatitis C during a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago has lost a High Court bid for compensation.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-model challenges infected blood damages scheme – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in blood products, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A former model infected with hepatitis C after being given a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago is challenging the legality of the Government’s compensation scheme.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Composer wins contaminated blood payout challenge – The Independent

Posted April 19th, 2010 in blood products, compensation, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

“An award-winning composer who contracted HIV and Hepatitis C through NHS treatment with contaminated blood products today won his legal challenge over compensation payments.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Composer wins compensation review over contaminated blood – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2010 in blood products, compensation, judicial review, news by sally

“An award-winning composer who contracted HIV and Hepatitis C through NHS treatment with contaminated blood products has won a legal challenge over compensation payments.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk