Thompsons Solicitors is proud of its record of fighting to secure justice for ordinary people who have lost loved ones in the care of the NHS. One of our battles has been in support of those negligently infected with Hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood or contaminated blood products.
For ten years Thompsons campaigned alongside the Scottish Haemophilia Group’s Forum and others to win a public Inquiry into the scandal of the thousands of Scots infected by the deadly virus from NHS blood.
In 2008 we won a landmark court ruling, which held that the Lord Advocate was wrong to refuse an Inquiry into the deaths of two of our clients as a result of contracting Hep C. The ruling also held that the State had to hold an Inquiry.
That ruling helped to break the deadlock, and the Scottish Government agreed to hold a full public Inquiry. It appointed the Right Honourable Lord Penrose as Chair of the Inquiry, and hearings began in March 2009.
Penrose Inquiry findings
In 2016 the Penrose Inquiry recommended that the Scottish Government should ensure help in identifying patients who have been infected with Hep C as a result of a blood transfusion prior to September 1991, but are not yet diagnosed. With this in mind a working group was established and recommendations were implemented.
Contaminated blood lawyers
If you or a loved one has developed Hepatitis C due to the negligence of the NHS or any other 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 Scotland’s leading personal injury lawyer firms and has earned its reputation securing around £1 million in compensation each week for its clients while also campaigning on the issues that matter.