Doctor jailed for infecting patients with hep C denies 'serious' harm

Dr James Peters wouldn't have pleaded guilty if he'd known DAAs would soon be PBS-listed, his lawyers say

A doctor jailed for infecting 55 women with hepatitis C has lost a bid to reduce his sentence after arguing the advent of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) meant the disease was no longer a serious condition.

James Latham Peters
Dr James Latham Peters. Photo: Newspix

Dr James Peters originally pleaded guilty to negligently causing serious injury back in 2013.

The women were infected after the