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Tragically, thousands of Canadians were infected with hepatitis C from receiving blood transfusions or blood products between 1986 and 1990. While nothing can undo the damage, eligible victims should be able to get some compensation for their suffering. We are working on this PSA sponsored campaign to help get the word out to those who qualify for the class action settlement.
We want to help get the news out to victims who contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion or blood products in Canada between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990.
A class action settlement provides approximately $40 million to be distributed to eligible victims who did not claim before the initial deadline. While there was an original settlement program approved in 1999, there is now another chance for victims. Those who weren’t able to file a claim at that time, must provide a reasonable explanation for their delay.
Who Should Make A Claim?
If you or a family member may have contracted hepatitis C from receiving a blood transfusion or blood products in Canada sometime between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990, please direct yourselves to the website: www.HepCclassaction.ca for more information and submit an application for a claim.
It’s important that you get started on your application process as soon as possible so that you can collect the compensation you deserve.
The amount of each claimant’s settlement is tailored to the victim’s circumstances.
Victims may be entitled to initial compensation ranging from $14,600 to $329,000, tax-free, and possibly additional compensation depending on their health and circumstances.
Are You Eligible
Did you receive a blood transfusion or blood products in Canada between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990?
If yes, do you know whether or not you have contracted hepatitis C?
If you don’t know if you contracted hepatitis C, please get tested now.
If you did receive a blood transfusion or blood products during that time and you do have hepatitis C, please visit www.HepCclassaction.ca or call 1 866 353-4003* now.
Are You Unsure?
If you can’t remember if you filed a claim in the past or you don’t know if a deceased member of your family who received blood was infected with the hepatitis C virus, there are people available to help. Call 1 866 353-4003*.
They can help clarify your status.
What Is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a progressive chronic disease that attacks liver cells and causes liver inflammation.
The challenge is that people infected with hepatitis C may not experience any symptoms for years, so they don’t even know they have it. The most common symptoms linked to the hepatitis C virus are:
The most common symptoms linked to the hepatitis C virus are:
- Joint pain
- Dark urine
- Light stools
- Abdominal pains
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
The only way to know if you have the hepatitis C virus is to get a blood test. Go to a doctor and ask to be tested for hepatitis C.
Take Action Now
You or your family member may be a potential claimant, so we urge you to visit www.HepCclassaction.ca or call 1-866-353-4003 to find how to apply and what amount of compensation you might be entitled to.
And please help us spread the word so that all victims and their families get their fair share of the settlement.
Claimants only have until March 31, 2025 to begin the application process.
*Hours To Call 1-866-353-4003: Monday to Friday: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (EDT)
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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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