Personal Injury

Blood Factor Contamination Cases

Result: Confidential settlements
Year: 2009

Blood Factor VIII and Factor IX Litigation

Working with counsel in Asia, Europe, Central and South America and the Middle East, Lieff Cabraser represented over 1500 of hemophiliacs worldwide, or their survivors and estates, who contracted HIV and/or Hepatitis C (HCV), and Americans with hemophilia who contracted HCV, from contaminated and defective blood factor products produced by American pharmaceutical companies. In 2004, Lieff Cabraser was appointed Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel of the “second generation” Blood Factor MDL litigation presided over by Judge Grady in the Northern District of Illinois. The case reached a global settlement in 2009.