The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for a UK-wide inquiry into the cause and fault of the infection of blood samples held by the NHS in the UK.
Adam Wagner is instructed by Irwin Mitchell’s Public Law team on behalf of several of the victims who have been campaigning for a public inquiry.
The scandal relates to thousands of NHS patients who were given blood products that were infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 1980s. The BBC comments that this is the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. The infected blood lead to the death of over 2,400 individuals and the infection of thousand more.