A tainted blood scandal in Canada continues to go through the court system as it is decided how to allocate a $250-million surplus from an earlier settlement fund.
Canada’s tainted blood scandal continues to reverberate in court over the allocation of a $250-million surplus from an earlier settlement fund.
A court hearing is being held in Toronto this week to consider submissions on how to distribute millions of dollars sitting unused from a settlement fund for those infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions between 1986 and 1990.
The fund was part of a compensation package offered by the federal government to those who received tainted blood during the time when the government knew there was a test to screen blood for the disease but wasn’t using it.
The first group of tainted blood victims and their relatives received compensation from a fund that was intended for 45,000 to 55,000 individuals. Since only 15,000 people signed up, the $250-million surplus exists.
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