Blood tribunal costs set to hit €1bn mark

The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal has cost the state €1 billion since it was set up in 1996. The bill for last year was €49 million, when a total of 107 awards were made to new claimants.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
16th April, 2011

The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal has cost the state €1 billion since it was set up in 1996. The bill for last year was €49 million, when a total of 107 awards were made to new claimants.

The total compensation for last year, which included ‘reparation costs’ for pain and suffering, and payouts resulting from appeals to the High Court by victims who were dissatisfied with the award they received from the tribunal was just...

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