A breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary and dangerous breast operations on hundreds of patients has been sent to jail for 15 years.
Ian Paterson was found guilty by jurors, of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against 10 private patients last month.
Paterson had lied and exaggerated the diagnosis and prognosis of patients, to convince his patients to have unnecessary surgery from 1993 to 2012.
At Nottingham Crown Court this morning Paterson’s patients had arrived hand in hand, where Paterson was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
CPS Specialist prosecutor said: ‘He knew the procedures were not needed but carried on regardless, inflicting unlawful wounds on his patients.”
Over 250 of Paterson’s patients under the NHS have received pay-outs and over 350 patients who have received treatment at the private Spire Healthcare Clinics are also taking legal action against Paterson and the private healthcare company.
Spencer Wood, Senior Partner at OH Parsons said:
“Although it is positive news that Paterson is paying for his heinous acts in jail, many of his patients feel violated and vulnerable and even perhaps have lost trust in medical professionals. We are currently representing patients who have received unnecessary breast surgery under the NHS and a private health clinic and we are determined to secure the appropriate compensation for them.”
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