UK contaminated blood payout, too little, too late

LONDON — Contaminated Blood Inquiry

The $121,000 payment to each victim is an interim one before a continuing inquiry concludes.

Thousands of people in Britain infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions will receive a compensation payment decades after the scandal, according to the UK government.

The payment of £100,000 ($121,000) to each victim is an interim one after Brian Langstaff, the chairman of a public inquiry into the long-running scandal, last month recommended making immediate payouts before waiting for a continuing inquiry to conclude.

The former High Court judge said that the “moral case for compensation is beyond doubt”.

UK to pay victims of decades-old tainted blood scandal

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