was administered unheated blood-clotting agents in May and June 1985, while the liver patient received them in April 1986, after some heated blood products were approved in July and other types of products in December 1985.
Dubin, like an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 hemophiliacs
nationwide, became infected with HIV after receiving a tainted clotting substance made by Baxter and three other companies in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Nagai said Abe, in his senior role at the university, decided on a policy of treatment for hemophiliacs
, but stressed the need to examine objective materials such as theses available at that time in judging the case rather than relying on depositions offered later.
will offer a $600 million settlement today in an attempt to end a decade of litigation.
The benefit of using the blood products to treat hemophiliacs
was considered to outweigh the risk of HIV infection in 1985, the year Abe, 84, is accused of causing the infection of one of his patients, the lawyers told the court.
Abe issued a comment through his lawyers after the hearing, saying he feels sorry for the patients who died, but defended himself by saying that at that time it was common understanding among doctors that the best treatment for hemophiliac
patients was to administer unheated blood products.
The number of hemophiliacs
who have gotten AIDS is a tiny percentage of those who have antibodies," observes Robin A.
patients have contracted this deadly virus because of contaminated fresh frozen plasma (FFP), a blood product which they receive on demand during bleeding.
The association is the only one of its kind in the country, and is unable to provide sufficient treatment to Lebanon's hemophiliac
community of around 500 people.
The CDC links AIDS to blood and identifies risk groups: gay and bisexual men, injection-drug users, hemophiliacs
, and Haitian natives.
He was charged with causing the AIDS deaths in 1991 and 1995 of a hemophiliac
and a liver patient, respectively, by failing to stop the use of HIV-contaminated blood products in the 1980s.
Surgeons at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Thursday morning completed a marathon operation to transplant part of a liver into a hemophiliac
man who contracted HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood products.