Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disease. There are various forms of the disease, but one particular strain (known as iatrogenic CJD) was first identified in 1985 among recipients of cadaveric human growth hormone (HGH).
HGH was a product made from human pituitary glands processed in the UK by the Medical Research Council, and the HGH programme was started in 1959. Over the years approximately 1,800 children received treatment with HGH until the programme was abandoned in 1985. If you or a member of your family developed human growth hormone-related CJD, then our solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.
One of the other forms of CJD (known as variant CJD, or vCJD) is associated with contaminated meat products, usually beef, and has been linked with BSE outbreaks (commonly known as Mad Cow Disease) in the 80s and 90s. We have extensive experience in helping our clients claim CJD compensation in both human growth hormone claims and cases of vCJD, and are here to help you too.
During the claims process, our lawyers will work closely with you to handle every aspect of your case, as well as ensuring you're able to access any care or support you need. Our exceptional knowledge and caring team has seen us ranked in the top band of law firms for defective product compensation claims by Chambers & Partners.
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