Ian Paterson: Victims of disgraced surgeon get £37m

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Paterson is serving a 20-year sentence for wounding patients

About 750 victims of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson are to be paid compensation from a new £37m fund.

Private healthcare firm Spire has agreed to pay £27.2m, with £10m coming from Paterson’s insurers and the Heart of England NHS Trust.

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 after the Appeal Court ruled his term was too lenient.

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The payments concern patients treated at private Spire Healthcare hospitals in the West Midlands, who Paterson…

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