University of Derby Inoculation and Blood Test Claims

If you are one of over 600 students who may have been affected by the recent revelation that inoculation syringe barrels and single use holders for blood collection tubes were used between students you may be entitled to claim compensation, for the worry and stress you have suffered.

Claim for Derby University Students

Claim for Derby University Students

We understand students on the following courses have been affected and contacted by the University:

  • MA Art Therapy
  • MA Drama Therapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Nursing (adult and mental health)
  • Adv Dip in Nurse Studies (adult and mental health)

The inoculations and blood tests took place between 2005 and 2013.

It should be stressed that, while the chances of infection are very low, you should seek immediate medical review as per the letter or other communication that you may have received from the University.

Cohen Cramer Solicitors have, to date, been instructed by over 80 students, both past and present, to make a claim for compensation for their distress and worry, and we can help you too. We intend to put together a class action to deal with the claims, and we can add you to the list of those who are looking for compensation as a result of this incident.

fbdu_001We are dealing with all claims on a No Win-No Fee basis, meaning that win or lose we will not take anything from your compensation for our fees.

Will I have to go to Court?

It is highly unlikely that your case will go to court and we are hopeful of a prompt and efficient settlement of all claims.

Will the University downgrade me for bringing a claim against them?

No, you cannot be penalised for bringing your claim

I was inoculated over 3 years ago – can I still claim?

You may be concerned that the incident happened over three years ago and therefore you cannot claim; don’t worry about this. While it is true that claims have to be brought within three years, subject to the court’s discretion, this period runs from the date of the incident or date of knowledge so the three year period only starts to run when you became aware of the situation.

To get the compensation you deserve get in touch with us today.

A help line has been set up by the University and can be reached on 0330 142 479

Read about our involvement in this matter in the local press.

To see if we can help get in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 (24 hours)
  • email:
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

For the Quality Legal Service you deserve.

For further information pleased visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Mike Massen - your solicitor, your expert.

Mike Massen – your solicitor, your expert.



‘I have dealt with hundreds of needlestick claims in my career and can help you get the compensation that you deserve. The incident at Derby University could have easily been avoided and you are entitled to claim for the worry and stress you may have suffered as a result’