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The symptoms of Hepatitis C can vary a lot. They include:
  • lethargy
  • flu-like symptoms such as fever and aching joints
  • sickness
  • diarrhoea
  • jaundice
  • cirrhosis of the liver
  • liver cancer

Many of these symptoms occur in other infections, or in common colds and flu, but if they persist or seem to be recurring, it is essential that you ask your doctor for advice.

Hep C treatment

A Hepatitis C infection can clear spontaneously. If it does not then treatments are available, although some people will experience side effects from the drugs involved, and in some cases, the most-commonly prescribed medication will not be suitable for the patient concerned.

A Hepatitis C infection can clear spontaneously. If it does not then treatments are available, although some people will experience side effects from the drugs involved, and in some cases, the most-commonly prescribed medication will not be suitable for the patient concerned.

Until recently the main treatment for Hep C involved a combination of two drugs Interferon and Ribavirin. However a couple of new drugs have now come onto the market, and are being used in combination with the older drugs. These are called Telaprivir and Boceprivir (or Incivo and Victrelis).

There are also lifestyle matters which can affect or aggravate the effects of Hepatitis C. For example, even moderate alcohol consumption can influence the course of the infection.

Hepatitis C can also, in a few cases, lead to cross infection of others – particularly partners. You should take advice from your doctor on this, especially on the question of whether your partner should also be tested for Hepatitis C.

Hep C compensation claims

If you or a loved one has developed Hepatitis C due to the negligence of another person, you may have a claim for compensation. Call our specialist No Win No Fee Lawyers for FREE legal advice on 0800 0891331.

Thompsons is one of the leading firms in Scotland and has many lawyers who specialise in infection disease claims including claims for hepatitis C contraction.

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