Anaesthetist James Peters was jailed in 2013 after pleading guilty to 55 counts of negligently causing injury. Mr Peters had injected women with the same needles he had used to give himself doses of the opiate fentanyl between 2008 and 2009 while he was employed by Croydon Day Surgery.
More than 50 infected women launched a class action against the Croydon Day Surgery, AHPRA and the Medical Practitioners Board, claiming damages for pain and suffering and other losses.
The parties have reportedly reached a proposed settlement, including a payout of $13.75 million, which is subject to approval by the Supreme Court of Victoria.
One woman opted to pursue litigation herself and did not join the class action. That action is currently before the Supreme Court of Victoria.