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”.
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