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Ian Paterson: Spire Healthcare to pay out £27m to victims

From BBC - September 13, 2017

Private healthcare firm Spire has agreed to pay 27.2m into a fund to compensate the victims of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

Paterson was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent in April after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

In August, he had his 15-year jail term increased to 20 years and was convicted of three further wounding charges.

The payment concerns up to 750 victims treated privately in the West Midlands.

Spire Healthcare, who Paterson worked for when he carried out hundreds of botched operations, paid out weeks before it was due before a civil hearing.

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