Vic women's hepatitis pay-out finalised
More than 60 women were infected at Croydon Day Surgery in 2008 and 2009 by drug-addicted anaesthetist James Latham Peters.
The Victorian Supreme Court on Thursday approved a $13.75 million settlement between the women and the clinic, its director Dr Mark Schulberg and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Slater and Gordon principal lawyer Julie Clayton said the settlement brought an end to one of the state's worst public health incidents.
"It has been a privilege to represent the brave women involved in this class action," she said.
"Today is a new chapter in their lives and we hope they can finally start to put the nightmare of the past few years behind them."
Peters injected the women with the same needles he used to give himself doses of the opiate Fentanyl while working as an anaesthetist at the abortion clinic in 2008 and 2009.
He was jailed in 2013 for 14 years, with a non-parole period of 10