Thompsons Solicitors responds to announcement of compensation agreement for victims of Ian Paterson22 September 2017
The compensation agreement for 750 former patients of the disgraced surgeon is subject to approval by a Court Order
An initial agreement has been reached to pay the compensation for approximately 750 people who were injured by former breast cancer surgeon, Ian Paterson. However, a Court Order will have to give approval to the agreement before the settlement is confirmed.
Ian Paterson was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent in April this year, following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. He was originally jailed for 15 years, however this was extended to 20 years in August.
"No amount of money can ever take back the harm caused by Paterson’s appalling, calculated negligence, but it will go some way towards helping our clients to rebuild their lives and in some cases, pay for rehabilitation and corrective surgery in the future."
Thompsons Solicitors has been representing over 500 of Paterson’s patients, more than any other law firm, and has been working on the case for over five years. Many of their clients were operated on privately at Spire Parkway Hospital and Spire Little Aston Hospital in the West Midlands by Paterson.
Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at Thompsons Solicitors said: “We are delighted for our clients that after five years of hard work, and despite deliberate and protracted stalling by Spire, they eventually came to the negotiating table and agreed to pay their share of the compensation due to the hundreds of Paterson victims.
“No amount of money can ever take back the harm caused by Paterson’s appalling, calculated negligence, but it will go some way towards helping our clients to rebuild their lives and in some cases, pay for rehabilitation and corrective surgery in the future.”
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