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Revealed: How HepC bill could spiral to €2.3 billion

Two-third of awards to go to non-infected relatives

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

26th October, 2014

Compensation for those affected by Ireland's blood scandal is set to cost the state up to €2.3 billion, with lawyers sharing hundreds of millions of €in fees.

The compensation paid out to patients who were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through contaminated blood is considerably higher than the compensation paid to patients affected in a number of other countries, figures obtained by this newspaper show.

The Hepatitis C tribunal cost the state €1.086...

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