JAPAN: Out of court compensation and apology for vCJD victims’ relatives
Relatives of 20 victims of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE, have reached an out of court compensation settlement with the Japanese government and the pharmaceutical firms implicated in the spread of the fatal disease through infected transplant operations. According to local newspaper reports, the relatives accepted an apology and US$8.7m yesterday [Monday].
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