Families of babies injured by milk contamination in China regard payout offer from dairies as unsatisfactory.
Wired PR News.com – Many families of the approximate 300,000 babies injured by milk contamination in China have condemned the recent payout offer from the dairies that have been deemed liable for the injuries. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the families have expressed views that the 1.1 billion yuan ($160 million) offer is insufficient, and attorneys have stated intentions to proceed with more lawsuits for greater compensation.
Several parents are noted in the report to view the government as having played a role in the illnesses of their children through a breach of trust. Tian Xiaowei, whose son died as a result of the contamination, is quoted in the AP report as stating, “These people are making profit by letting people die… If the information was made public earlier, I would not have let my son drink Sanlu powder and he wouldn’t have died.”
In accordance with the payout plan, families of children who died would receive the equivalent of $29,000, the largest sum allocated for any one child. Others with injured babies could receive as little as $290.