Annual Report of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal 1999.
|dc.contributor.author||Government of Ireland|
|dc.identifier.citation||Government of Ireland. 1999. Annual Report of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal 1999. Dublin: Government of Ireland.||en_GB|
|dc.description||I am very pleased to have the opportunity of introducing the second Report on the activities of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal. The Tribunal was established in December 1995 to compensate, inter alia, persons infected with Hepatitis C as a result of the use of Human Immunoglobulin Anti-D, or the receipt of blood transfusions or blood products within Ireland, The Tribunal has been hearing claims on a continuous basis since March 1996, The introduction of a second division of the Tribunal in July 1997 together with a procedure whereby claims could be settled has effectively eliminated any waiting list The Tribunal is now in a position to be able to assign a hearing date to any claim in which the documentation has been lodged and is ready to proceed, Of the total number of claims lodged (1987), 1,353 have been disposed of. In the remaining cases the Tribunal is in regular correspondence with Claimants and/or their legal representatives in an effort to bring these to a speedy conclusion, In conclusion, it is only proper that I express my appreciation to my fellow members of the Tribunal, to our Secretary Gerard Nugent and to the staff who perform a wide range of tasks, I would like to pay a special tribute to my ex-colleagues whose terms of office expired during the year and whose names are mentioned later in this Report. Seamus F. Egan.||en_GB|
|dc.title||Annual Report of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal 1999.||en_GB|