Infected Blood Inquiry: Report Published

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Today Sir Brian Langstaff has published his final report into the infected blood scandal, following an inquiry that started in 2018, heard testimony from 370 witnesses and reviewed thousands of documents.

For those unfamiliar with its origin, the Inquiry was established to examine the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by national Health Services in the United Kingdom were given infected blood and infected blood products, in particular since 1970. The scandal has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history.

Members of Landmark Chambers have been involved with the Inquiry at different stages.

David Lock KC, Fiona Scolding KC, Miranda Butler, Hannah Gibbs and Georgina Fenton acted for the Leigh Day Core Participants – a large group of infected and affected victims of the infected blood scandal.

Joel Semakula acted for NHS Blood and Transplant.

Joseph Thomas acted for the Department of Health and Social Care.

Further information – including the report - may be found on the Infected Bloody Inquiry website.

The latest press coverage on the inquiry may be found on BBC News, Sky News and The Independent.

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