Trial postponed for doctor in tainted-blood case

Trial postponed for doctor in tainted-blood case

The trial of the ailing doctor at the centre of the tainted-blood scandal that left thousands of Canadians infected with HIV or hepatitis C has been postponed.

Dr. Roger Perrault, former national medical director of the Canadian Red Cross, is on trial for his alleged role in allowing the service to distribute tainted blood products to hemophilia patients in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Perrault, along with three other doctors and New Jersey-based Armour Pharmaceuticals Co., is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and of being a common nuisance endangering the public.

As many as 20,000 Canadians contracted hepatitis C and more than 1,000 became infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood products in what became one of the worst public health disasters after receiving blood not screened by widely available, but unimplemented precautionary steps.

In May 2005, the Canadian Red Cross apologized and pleaded guilty to violating the Food and Drug Regulation Act by distributing tainted blood products between 1983 and 1990.

Why has America not done anything like this for it’s citizens? We need to prosecute here in America for our people that were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C ! And I will try my best to make sure it gets done by writing my Senators and Congressmen. After losing a great friend to AIDS I feel it is important to help him and his family get closure. I know I can count on all my friends to help with this and as soon as I locate the district attorney here I will post his contact information here. If there was a law passed { blood shield laws} that allowed a corperation to profit from the murder tens of thousands of American women men and children, and cause millions of more infections then lets find out all about it and all the informaiton regarding the passage of this law who was the sponsers the co sponsers of the bill, who voted for it, did the compaines involded in this mass murder donate money to the campaigns of any other sponsers or co sponsers ? Since we are dealing with public information this should not be hard to dig up anybody willing to help out with finding out this information contact me.