Hepatitis C Tainted Blood
There were two sets of separate class actions for people who were infected in Canada with Hepatitis C tainted blood.
One class action was for people infected between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990. This class action has settled and the deadline to submit a claim has passed. The documents related to the settlement are on our “Settlement Documents” page.
The other class action was for people infected prior to 1986 and after July 1, 1990 and was brought against the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada. A settlement was reached with all three of these parties.
A national settlement for $63 million was reached with the Red Cross. A settlement of $6.5 million was reached with the Province for people infected in British Columbia. These settlements were paid in installments. The deadline to register for the first payment was March 31, 2002. These funds have now been depleted and no further claims can be made for compensation.
A settlement was also reached with Government of Canada for Hepatitis C tainted blood victims who were infected before 1986 and after July 1, 1990. The deadline to apply for this settlement has passed and no further claims can be made for compensation. The documents related to this settlement are on our “Settlement Documents” page.
If you received a blood transfusion in Manitoba or Ontario, please contact our office as you may still be eligible to submit a claim for a small provincial payment.
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