Canada: Diane Parsons, who fought for hepatitis C victims, dead at 64

Diane Forsyth, better known under maiden name, Diane Parsons, famed for leading legal fight for those infected with hepatitis C from tainted blood transfusions.
 
HALIFAX — A Halifax woman who led a $1.18 billion class-action settlement for those infected with hepatitis C died Saturday at the age of 64.

Diane Forsyth became known nationally under her maiden name, Diane Parsons, for leading the legal fight for those infected with hepatitis C from blood transfusions.

Her family doctor, Patricia Beresford, said Forsyth, who had a bleeding disorder, became ill after getting a blood transfusion before dental surgery in 1989.

Read more...

Labels: , ,