Ireland: Blood Victims Seek More Compensation
March 18, 2002
Hemophiliacs in Ireland who were infected with HIV by blood products provided by state-run health services in the 1980s have begun a legal case to overturn a 1991 compensation package and get more reparations. About three years ago, the government said the $15-million package was inadequate and promised new legislation. More than 100 people were infected through the contaminated products, and 64 have died of AIDS-related illnesses.Adapted from:
New York Times
03.15.02; Brian Lavery
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