Q fever patients present at mass lawsuit against State

Gepubliceerd op 17 oktober 2016 om 11:41

In court in the Hague serves today the lawsuit that 300 Q fever patients have filed against the State. They find that their illness is the fault of the Government. It's busy in court: about 150 patients are provided.


Q fever epidemic raged between 2007 and 2009 and was spread via infected goat farms. First people in England were ill, then also followed people from other parts of the country. According to the census are now 74 people deceased at the infectious disease of animals transmissible to humans.

Q fever patients want the State is liable for the harm they have suffered. ,, Confidence in the state has dropped to a zero point, "suggested one of them at the beginning of the session.

Due to the enormous interest in the courtroom was soon full. Part of the public attended the session from a separate room. There, they saw that one of the patients immediately spoke up. ,, Why did the US Government between 2007 and 2009 never informed about this disease? "He wondered.

According to the lawyer of the sick, Luc Rohof the government after the outbreak of the disease in 2007, waited too long before taking action. The Q-fever rapidly spread in the meantime. Rohof calls it ironic that the goat farmers are compensated well, while patients according to him ,, sitting with misery. "

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