Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Mike McCarthy September 4th, 2000

Last week victims of the tainted blood scandal voted to accept an out of court settlement of cash in return for promises to drop future litigation against the Canadian Red Cross. To many, the money involved is a slap in the face, barely enough to cover funeral costs, but to the desperate and dying, it’s a chance to salvage something out of a bitter fight that drags on, while plaintiffs die waiting for justice.

On today’s program, Mike McCarthy, Vice President of the Canadian Hemophilia Society, and the lead plaintiff for the class action suit brought by those infected before 1986 and after 1990. He’s also the lead plaintiff in the billion dollar prison blood lawsuit, and he’ll be here in the first half of the program talking about blood on the hands of the mighty in Canada and the United States.