Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Victims cry foul, call acquittal of defendants in tainted-blood trial ?ludicrous?

From the Canadian Press:
Activists and lawyers for victims of the worst public-health disaster in Canadian history lashed out in anger Monday after an Ontario judge acquitted the former national medical director of the Canadian Red Cross and three other doctors of criminal charges in the tainted-blood scandal.

Critics called it "ludicrous" that the court acquitted Dr. Roger Perrault, 70, along with the three doctors and a New Jersey pharmaceutical company for their alleged roles in the blood scandal that left thousands of Canadians infected with HIV or hepatitis C.

Perrault's lawyer, however, called the ruling an "absolute vindication" and a "complete exoneration." ...more

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