In brief: Medical negligence cases may rise

Plymouth-based Wolferstans is warning that there could be a rash of Hepatitus C medical negligence cases which could lead to a nationwide multi-party action, due to patients being given unscreened blood seven to eight years ago. It has been instructed by patients in the Plymouth area who have just received notification that they were infected through contaminated blood transfusions between 1989 and 1991 when a test for Hepatitus C was available but not used. The firm says it knows of other cases elsewhere in the UK.