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Neary victims to be given large compensation package

Published 18/11/2006

A compensation package of about thirty million euro is to be split between women who had their wombs unnecessarily removed by Doctor Michael Neary.

Under the scheme, victims of the disgraced obstetrician will each be given between 60 thousand and 380 thousand euro.

Officials at the Department of Health have met with Judge Maureen Harding Clarke who was appointed to draw up a compensation scheme for victims of Doctor Michael Neary.

Women who can produce a medical cert showing their wombs were unnecessarily removed by the obstetrician at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda will be eligible.

It's understood they will get payments €60,000 and €380,000 - depending on their age and whether they had children before the procedure.

Campaign group Patient Focus has welcomed the news, but said no amount of money could compensate anyone for what happened to these women.

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