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Costliest Lawsuit for Chinese Hospital

by Medindia Content Team on  December 7, 2006 at 2:47 AM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
Costliest Lawsuit for Chinese Hospital
In a case of dubious consolation, nineteen persons infected with AIDS will be given $2.5 million in compensation, making this Chinas most moneyed lawsuit. This money should provide some relief to the affected and their families as most of them are living in poverty.
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Fifteen persons were contaminated via transfusions of blood during operations carried out at a provincial hospital of northern China in 2004. Three of them passed the virus to their spouses while one parent infected its child.

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The blood was got from illegal blood vendors; a married couple who have since died, who had supplied it to three members of the hospital staff. They have been sentenced to various jail terms.

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