News of the WeekPUBLIC HEALTH

French Supreme Court Ends Tainted Blood Saga

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  27 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5628, pp. 2019
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5628.2019b

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

A legal odyssey involving the contamination of France's blood supply with the AIDS virus in the mid-1980s appears to have ground to a conclusion. Last week, the Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) upheld a ruling that 30 health officials, doctors, and political aides cannot be held responsible for delays in blood screening that resulted in thousands of people becoming infected with HIV.

View Full Text