Infected Blood Scandal: Jeremy Hunt 'has not fulfilled promise’ to victims, ...

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The inquiry heard the case of Michael Dorricott who was infected with Hepatitis C at the age of 15 during a routine dental procedure when he was given contaminated Factor VIII blood products. Mr Dorricott’s family met with their local MP, former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, now one of the final candidates to become UK Prime Minister. His widow Ann told the inquiry into the scandal that Mr Hunt had promised to "sort out" a settlement for victims.

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But the victim’s family said Mr Hunt had failed to keep his promise to a man with terminal cancer during his time as Health Secretary.

Mike Dorricott died in 2015 from liver cancer linked to the hepatitis C he contracted through infected blood.

At the time, the family believed that Mr Hunt would help them to access ongoing support and compensation.

While no specific support was made available to the Dorricott family, the current Foreign Secretary did successfully make the case to Theresa May for a full public inquiry into the infected contaminated blood scandal.

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