4m pounds award for dead woman

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The Independent Online
DENVER (Reuter) - A woman who claimed she was infected with Aids through a blood transfusion was posthumously awarded dollars 8m ( pounds 4.2m) on Saturday by a jury that had not been told of her death a day earlier.

United Blood Services of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that allegedly provided the tainted blood to Susie Quintana, 56, for a transfusion during surgery in 1983, said it would appeal against the verdict. The company said her death turned the case into a wrongful death dispute rather than a negligence action.