In response to The Sunday Times article today which suggests that the Government is expected to set up an independent review to examine proposals for a compensation scheme for those affected by the infected blood scandal, Des Collins (Senior Partner, Collins Solicitors) who represents over 1,500 victims and affected families, says:
“We welcome news that the Government is finally engaging with the issue of compensation for the many thousands of families affected by infected blood. This is clearly long overdue but we stand ready to work with any Review considering how to pay proper and meaningful compensation to our clients.
“We urge the Government to follow-through swiftly now on confirming what is planned. Understandably our clients have many questions. Is this what they are waiting for or simply another bureaucratic delaying mechanism that will let them down?
“We await details with interest before commenting further.
“A lot of work has already been done to evidence what people have suffered and the losses they have endured. We just need decision makers to finally grapple with the issues and for the Government to recognise its accountability.”
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