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Derby University HIV Exposure Group Action Claims

We’re acting for victims of the Derby University HIV scare affecting more than 600 past and present medical students who were put at risk of cross-contamination

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What has happened?

Over 600 current and former students of the University of Derby have been put at risk of contracting serious infections such as HIV and Hepatitis when a nurse working for the university reused syringe barrels for vaccinations and blood samples.

Those affected have been contacted for follow up testing, although some students may be left waiting for months for results to be confirmed.

The period of risk occurred between 2005 and 2013 and affects students for the following courses:

  • MA Art Therapy
  • MA Drama Therapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Nursing (adult and mental health)
  • Adv Dip in Nurse Studies (adult and mental health)

What to do if you're affected

First and foremost, follow the medical advice given.

Hopefully you will be fine, but even if you are given the good news that you have not contracted any infections, the worry and distress caused alone is significant.

IMPORTANT: we are acting for Claimants who have contracted blood-borne infections, and whilst the origins of infections have yet to be verified, the risk of cross-contamination is an ongoing concern.

Claiming Compensation

This type of claim falls within the expertise of our Medical Negligence Lawyers who have vast experience in representing victims for medical claims, including needle stick claims which are similar in nature. We already act for victims in this action who suffer from blood-borne infections, and we act for other victims in similar group actions and singular cases for blood-borne infection contamination claims.

We can represent you as a victim of the University of Derby HIV scare on a No Win, No Fee basis. You can contact the Medical Team on 0800 634 75 75 for help and advice today.

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