A new compensation fund and claim scheme has been approved and set up to deal with new claims against surgeon Mr Ian Paterson, who was jailed in 2017 for 20 years after being found guilty of intentionally injuring patients by carrying out unnecessary surgical procedures.
A recent recall of hundreds of new patients by Spire Hospitals had led to the scheme being set up to fast-track claims. Fletchers Solicitors represent a number of patients of Mr Paterson and are one of the few firms to have registered with the scheme, having also recently took part in a conference to discuss the details.
It is anticipated that claims will be submitted to the scheme and will be considered quickly, with Lizanne Gumbel QC approving offers of compensation to victims.
Once a claim is submitted to the scheme, an offer could follow in as little as 2 to 3 months.
If you think you have a claim for negligent treatment carried out by Mr Paterson, or if you received a recall letter from Spire earlier this year, please contact our expert team without delay. We will advise on the process and guide you through it.
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