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Private patients treated by rogue breast surgeon will be compensated under £37m fund

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4292 (Published 14 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4292
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A new £37m (€41m; $49m) fund has been agreed to compensate around 750 private patients of the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

The fund will settle claims against Spire Healthcare, which ran the private Little Aston and Parkway hospitals, and against two codefendants: Paterson himself, and the Heart of England NHS Trust, where he worked as an NHS consultant surgeon. The case had been due to go to the High Court for hearing next month, and the wording of a formal court order will still have to be approved by the court.1

The NHS trust settled on the basis that it referred some patients to Paterson …

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