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Details of Deal Agreed for Canada Tainted Blood Victims


Reuters (06/15/99)

Canadians who were infected with the hepatitis C virus between 1986 and 1990 have reached a C$1.2 billion settlement with federal, provincial, and territorial governments. Under the agreement, an estimated 10,000 individuals are eligible for between C$10,000 and C$1 million, according to Toronto lawyer Harvey Strosberg. The settlement was presented to the Superiour Court of Justice on Tuesday and will be presented to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Superior Court of Quebec later this week; the courts are slated to make their decision regarding approval of the settlement in August. The settlement, an increase from the C$1.1 billion offered last March, will compensate patients based on their health condition and will enable them to get more compensation if their health gets worse.


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