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Tokyo High Court Reaches Settlement With 21 Hepatitis C Victims 

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Following similar high court settlements with hepatitis C victims in Osaka and Fukuoka, Tokyo high court judge, Katsuya Kobayashi, announced a settlement with 21 plaintiffs on Feb. 29. The government will take responsibility for the infections caused by tainted blood products and pay ¥476 million to the victims. The victims will receive ¥40 million, ¥20 million and ¥12 million in compensation, respectively, according to the seriousness of symptoms. The Tokyo settlement adds to a total of 87 settled cases. Attorneys representing the hepatitis C victims also said that negotiations with pharmaceutical companies for a settlement are ongoing. (Click for more-Japanese language

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