Thompsons Solicitors, which is pursuing negligence claims for several women, made the following claims about breast surgeon Ian Paterson.
- Mr Paterson allegedly performed invasive breast surgery on 450 women when a biopsy might have been sufficient.
- A General Medical Council investigation into Mr Paterson potentially spans up to 700 cases of an unregulated procedure that involved leaving some breast tissue behind after a mastectomy.
- The solicitors said the breast surgeon worked at numerous NHS and private hospitals from 1994 - including those run by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust - which covers hospitals in Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Birmingham.
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