• Kyodo


More than 100 people are set to sue the central government, possibly in January, for damages of ¥3 million each over hepatitis C infections at two clinics in a Hokkaido town.

The plaintiffs — individuals in their 40s to 80s who underwent treatment at the clinics through the 1980s, including those who have died and are represented by their families — say the infections caused by the use of needles that were not properly disinfected have led to diseases such as chronic hepatitis and liver cancer, their lawyers said Monday.

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