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Lawyers, Patients Consider Rejecting Court Offer In Hepatitis C Infection Cases (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japanese patients infected with hepatitis C as a result of transfusions of tainted blood plan to reject any out-of-court settlement if it fails to hold the government and drug makers accountable in all of the 200 suits filed so far. Patients and their lawyers were concerned the settlement to be offered by the high court Dec. 13 will hold the parties accountable only in some cases and not others. The court proposal would only urge the defendants to provide financial aid to those affected early, offer varying compensation and exclude some of the patients altogether. (Click here for more ) "Hepatitis C Victims May Reject Settlement Talks" Japan Times (12/10/07)



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