The disgraced breast surgeon exaggerated the risk of cancer to hundreds of patients so he could perform unnecessary operations.Read the full story ›
A jury has been sent out to consider verdicts in the trial of a breast surgeon accused of wounding 10 patients after allegedly carrying out a series of "completely unnecessary" operations.
Ian Paterson lied to his alleged victims, "exaggerating or quite simply inventing the risk of cancer" and claimed payments for more expensive procedures, Nottingham Crown Court has heard.
The seven-week trial heard the 59-year-old's alleged motives were "obscure", but may have included a desire to "earn extra money".
Scottish-born Paterson, of Castle Mill Lane, Ashley, Altrincham, Greater
Manchester, denies 20 counts of wounding with intent against nine women and one man relating to procedures he carried out between 1997 and 2011.
Victims breast was "black and rotting" following operation. She went to hospital 94 times in the following year as part of her recovery.Read the full story ›
Lawyers acting for women who had unnecessary breast surgery now say they're acting for a male patient who had 13 unnecessary colon operations performed by the same surgeon.
Ian Paterson is under investigation for surgery performed on NHS and private patients over several years.
Mark Gough reports.
Hundreds of breast cancer patients are being asked to take part in a review of care at a hospital where a surgeon allegedly performed botched operations. Mr. Ian Paterson has been suspended by the General Medical Council.
The independent review will be carried out by the man who chaired the inquiry into the children's heart scandal in Bristol and led the Commons expenses watchdog.
For more information on the review see www.breastcarereview.co.uk
Rebecca Brown, a solicitor from Russell Jones & Walker (part of Slater & Gordon Lawyers), has told ITV News that the victims of 'unnecessary' breast operations are positive about the opening of an inquiry into the treatments performed by Ian Paterson and how health chiefs managed complaints.
More than 700 patients who were treated at Solihull Hospital are now being urgently referred to specialists for new examinations.
Over 700 patients who were treated at Solihull Hospital are being urgently referred to specialists for new examinations.Read the full story ›
Spire Parkway and Little Aston hospitals say they are continuing to investigate the practice of Ian Paterson. The hospitals are working in conjunction with the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT).
"Supported by a team of independent consultant breast surgeons, we are reviewing the medical records of Ian Paterson’s patients who underwent specific procedures for benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions.
"We are notifying every patient whose notes have been reviewed and are offering each a face-to-face consultation about their care.
"This is a review of patients with benign breast conditions. Our priority is always patient care and we do not believe there is any immediate health risk.
"However, any patient treated by Ian Paterson who has immediate concerns or questions should call a dedicated phone line, 0800 044 3134, and arrange to speak with our professional medical staff.
West Midlands Police say they are investigating allegations into the medical practices of a surgeon who previously worked in Solihull.
It follows calls from former patients for Ian Paterson to be struck off after they say they had breast surgery they did not need.
“West Midlands Police can confirm it has received a referral from the General Medical Council in relation to allegations about the medical practices of a surgeon who previously worked in Solihull. “A criminal inquiry has been launched and the force is working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to determine the course of the investigation.”
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