Leigh Day is currently investigating claims by blood transfusion NHS patients who were infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) after receiving contaminated blood in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
We have been contacted by many people, including family members of loved ones who have passed away, who were either directly or indirectly infected with HCV after the provision of blood to them by the NHS.
The government in the UK has never accepted legal responsibility in negligence for the fact that these people received contaminated blood from our NHS. On this basis reasonable and proper compensation for this injury has never been paid.
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).
Leigh Day is investigating the possibility of assisting HCV sufferers to claim compensation in negligence for their injuries including for the impact that these injuries have had on them throughout their lives over the course of up to 40 years.
If you believe you are someone who has been infected by HCV after receiving contaminated blood and you would like Leigh Day to investigate your potential claim, please complete our expression of interest form or phone us on 0207 650 1089.