Thousands of patients were given infected blood and blood products during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s in what has been dubbed one of the worst healthcare disasters in modern history. As a result, as many as 30,000 people may have been infected by contaminated blood – thousands of people have already lost their lives.
We are representing over 300 people who have been affected by the contaminated blood scandal. The potential legal claim is against the Department of Health & Social Care over the decisions which led to thousands of NHS blood transfusion patients being infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). These victims may have contracted Hep C following blood transfusions following road traffic collisions, birth complications or even dental treatment.
Our clients want to get to the truth, finally obtain justice and secure meaningful compensation.
How to make a claim
About Leigh Day
Leigh Day is a leading law firm with a track record of taking on governments, businesses and powerful institutions on behalf of individuals. We believe everyone should have access to justice.
Our clients have been campaigning for many years for answers to their questions, the most burning question being how could contaminated blood have been given to so many NHS patients? We are taking steps to ensure that the victims, and their families, are able to move forward with their lives.