The Week in Review: January 26 – February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018 News Recap: From the Uh-Oh Department: HCV Can Reactivate with Treatment of Non-hepatic Cancer. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation occurred in approximately 1 out of 5 patients treated for non-hepatic cancer, posing renewed risk for hepatic injury and possibly complicating the cancer treatment. Compensation Update: Compensation – New Update for 86-90 Late Claims. If you or a family member received a blood transfusion o...

Compensation – New Update for 86-90 Late Claims

If you or a family member received a blood transfusion or blood products in Canada between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990 and contracted hepatitis C, you may be compensated up to $329,000 or more. For more information, please visit the website http://hepcclassaction.ca or call 1-866-353-4003. You must submit a completed late claim request in accordance with the Plan to the Administrator no later than March 31, 2025. If a court appointed referee deter

Last chance for Hepatitis C victims to receive compensation from class action settlement

Claimants urged to take immediate action by visiting www.HepCclassaction.ca TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - A decades-long fight to compensate thousands of Canadians who were infected with hepatitis C from receiving blood transfusions or blood products between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990 is entering the final chapter in the search for claimants who have yet to come forward. The Courts have recently approved a compensation plan provi...

The Week in Review: May 12, 2017 – May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017 News Recap Canada Help4Hep – BC Helpline Now Online: Did you know that there is now a British Columbia toll-free hepatitis C peer-to-peer helpline where you can get accurate information and meaningful help that is free of charge and confidential?  Check it out now! Help4Hep – BC Helpline Now Online URGENT! Patient and Caregiver Input Request: We Need to Hear your Voice! Patient and Caregiver input is requested by CADTH on Abb...

Man who got hepatitis C, HIV from tainted blood asks PM for compensation

More than three decades after a blood transfusion gave him two devastating illnesses, LaSalle’s Jim Moauro is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “do the right thing” for hundreds of victims like him. Trudeau’s father, Pierre, was prime minister when they were given tainted blood in the early 1980s. “I think it’s fitting his son clean up his legacy,” said Moauro, 67, a mild hemophiliac who contracted both HIV and hepatitis C after taking a spill d

New Update for 86-90 Class Action — Feb 23, 2017

Update Feb 23, 2017: New Update for 86-90 Class Action The Court Orders have been approved by all parties, signed by the supervising judges and issued by the Courts. A copy of the Court Orders can be found by clicking on the link for the applicable province below. The Administrator has begun processing the payments approved by the Court Orders.  Given the large number of HCV Special Distribution Benefits payments to be made, payments need to be made

Hundreds of Scots who contracted hepatitis C or HIV through infected NHS blood scandal receive extra cash payouts

11 people infected with both HIV and hepatitis C via contaminated blood have been paid a £50,000 lump sum, while 330 have been given one-off top-up payments of £30,000. Hundreds of people given infected NHS blood in Scotland have now received extra financial support. A total of 11 people infected with both HIV and hepatitis C via contaminated blood have been paid a £50,000 lump sum, while 330 have been given one-off top-up payments of £30,000. Annua...

Updated–Hep C tainted blood victims, federal government argue in court over $250M fund

Victims are being re-victimized,' says man whose wife died before receiving any compensation A court is hearing arguments on how to allocate a $250-million surplus from the 1986-1990 hepatitis C settlement fund for victims of tainted blood. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) 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 T

Canada’s hepatitis C – tainted blood victims are getting RE-VICTIMIZED.

The government is trying to take $250 million from the "1986-1990" compensation fund while the "pre-1986, post-1990" fund suffers a large DEFICIT, unable to pay any more claims. HepCBC wants ALL victims of the tainted blood scandal to be equitably and fairly compensated, no matter what year they were infected.   Show your support: Attend live-feed Compensation Fund hearings June 20-22 (8:30 am - 2:30 pm PST all 3 days) at t...

UK: MP to bring hepatitis C sufferer’s cash fight to Parliament

A Greater Manchester MP will fight for one of his constituents in Parliament after it was revealed cash to help hepatitis C sufferers infected by NHS blood could be slashed. Oldham West and Royton’s Jim McMahon will highlight Chadderton resident Alex Smith’s case in the Commons on Tuesday. He will raise concerns about proposed changes to the Skipton Fund, which supports patients infected with hepatitis C through treatment with NHS blood prior to Sept