UK breast surgeon ‘played God with lives’

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND — A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life.

The Nottingham Crown Court jury found Dr Ian PATERSON guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and three counts of unlawful wounding.  Prosecutors say the 59-year-old doctor lied to patients or exaggerated their risk of cancer to persuade them to have surgery.

“Of the 11 victims he was charged with in relation to this case, none has breast cancer, yet he led them to believe they were at risk.  This was cruel and unnecessarily led to many people suffering and living in fear,” West Midlands police Superintendent Mark Payne said.

“PATERSON was a controlling bully, who played God with people’s lives so he could live a luxurious lifestyle.”

Read more and how the NHS covered up his crimes:



BBC News: Tainted blood criminal cover-up

LONDON, 26 April 2017

BBC Newsnight : with Andy Evans – Tainted Blood

What about Australia?  Not a bloody peep!

You think this is just exclusive to the UK?  Think again.  Australia’s tainted blood scandal is 3 times worse, yes worse, a bloody disaster.  The problem in Australia is that our Governments will not own up to it, nor will they face up and stand up, for each and every Government in Australia is involved in a criminal cover-up.

Fake papers in medical journal

Tumor Biology published papers in 2015 and 2016 that were not legitimately peer reviewed.

The cancer journal has been forced to retract 107 recent papers, the largest such action by any journal following an investigation by international science publisher Springer.  This is a record-breaking retraction after fake peer reviews.

Instead of being scrutinised by independent researchers, the papers were sent to fake email addresses and given favourable appraisals, most likely supplied by the authors themselves or associates of the authors.

“We are retracting these published papers because the peer-review process required for publication in our journals had been deliberately compromised by fabricated peer reviewer report,” Springer said.

The journal, which ranked 104th out of 213 oncology journals, was hit by an earlier scandal last year when 25 papers were retracted due to compromised reviews and other issues.

“Based on this extra screening, new names of fake reviewers were detected … The extent of the current retractions was not obvious from the earlier investigations in 2015.”

Publisher Springer dumped Tumor Biology at the end of last year.  The title is now being published by SAGE.

Springer withdrew 64 papers from 10 journals in 2015. This latest kerfuffle brings the publisher’s total retractions for fake reviews to around 450.

This fraud upon cancer research is extraordinary.

…Fake doctors, fake nurses, fake science, now fake papers.

Medical documents found dumped – again

SYDNEY — Another privacy breach.  Clearly the NSW Health Ministry doesn’t know what it is doing, still, after last month’s “effort”.

More than 700 public patients have had their privacy breached after more than 1000 medical letters were found dumped in Sydney bin.

Sub-contracting out the disposal of patient records is unacceptable.  Does the NSW Health Department use the same method of disposing of their own in-house documents?



NZ hospital errors hit 10,000 patients

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND:  Almost 10,000 patients were harmed by their care in hospitals last year.  The NZ Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has paid out close to $NZD675 million in the past decade for patients injured after botched medical treatments, misdiagnosis, post-surgery infections and reactions to medications.


Elderly discarded after medical blunders

Elderly Australians feel powerless after medical mistakes.

The medical system, the legal system, oh how it fails seniors after their operations and lives ruined.

They are the most vulnerable to medical mistakes.  Why is that?  Used for experiments?  Unnecessary operations?  Surgery fraud?

The legal protections in place for the rest of society don’t apply once somebody is deemed “too old”, i.e. they ceased being a taxpayer.

In other words our country doesn’t give a damn for the people who made Australia great.  These are the people who endured a Depression, WWII, and worked hard following the war to make this country what it is today.  They deserve our gratitude and respect, always.

Read more of the plight of just some of the elderly who contacted Medical Error Action Group for help in Channel 9’s A Current Affair story “Forgotten Seniors”:


A CURRENT AFFAIR 7:05pm April 7, 2017

Big Pharma fraudsters forced to cough up $6m

Pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser, makers of “Nurofen”, fined $AUD6 million for selling the same pill as 4 different things. Sounds like the laundry powder con.

These Big Pharma fraudster drug companies must think the public is stupid.  One only has to check the chemical ingredients on the packet to see they’re the same thing.  Back pain, period pain, knee pain, head pain, and the list goes on for specific Nurofens which was one and same identical pill in slightly different packaging.  What a pain.

“Nufofen did not intend to mislead consumers”, says Reckitt Benckiser, what a lot of rot.  Yes it did, while raking in the millions ripping people off.$6-million-fine-high-court-appeal/8418264





Disgraced doctor’s sentence unjustly cut

SYDNEY:  A former senior male oncologist, John Henry KEARSLEY, who drugged and indecently assaulted a junior female registrar has had his minimum jail term slashed by nearly two-thirds on appeal after a court took into account his “extraordinary” contribution to the medical profession and good standing in the community.

KEARSLEY, 65, will be eligible for parole in May 2017 — 18 months sooner than mandated under his original sentence.

A reason given for the sentence reduction was his outstanding medical career. Good grief!

According to the agreed facts, the then-director of radiation oncology at Sydney’s St. George Hospital invited his young colleague to his house in November 2013 and proceeded to spike her drink with lorazepam.

When she complained of dizziness, he suggested she lie on his couch for a “relaxation exercise”.  She later awoke on a bed in a guest room to find him massaging her back and kissing her breast.

KEARSLEY pleaded guilty to using an intoxicating substance to commit an indictable offence, and assault with an act of indecency, and was sentenced in August 2016 to a minimum of two years and three months in jail, with a maximum of four years and three months.

During sentencing, the court was read an impact statement from the victim detailing how the incident had left her with post-traumatic stress and unable to trust her colleagues.

“My world is broken and it will never be the same,” she wrote.

The 3 judges placed emphasis on Mr KEARSLEY’s “powerful subjective circumstances” leading up to the crime, which included “extreme stress”, a deteriorating relationship with his wife and heavy drinking.

Justice Robert Macfarlan stressed that it was relevant to consider Mr KEARSLEY had “lost his profession, his position of good standing in the community, and has been the subject of adverse media publicity”.  He noted that Mr KEARSLEY “had rendered extraordinary service to the medical profession, and, through it, to the community at large”.

The court also heard Mr KEARSLEY was not coping well in jail given that he was an “older person of a professional background” and his mental health was deteriorating rapidly.  So he should be spared from being unable to cope?

The judges were split as to whether criminal Mr KEARSLEY should receive jail time at all.  Unbelievable!

Justice Ian Harrison argued Mr KEARSLEY’s sentence should be suspended because it would be “starkly disproportionate to the criminality of the offences in question”, especially when taking into account Mr KEARSLEY’s “entirely blemish-free record and impressive life of community service”.

But his two fellows held that a custodial sentence, although reduced, was appropriate given the nature of the offending.

KEARSLEY’s medical registration has been suspended.  Is that the big punishment?  Not in the public’s view.

MEAG COMMENT: Unbelievable. …’good standing in the community’! ‘impressive life of community service’, so what?  The abuse of trust of his position should have resulted in harsher penalty, both as punishment of the perpetrator and a deterrent to others.  What about the registrar, Your Honour?  

Fake doctor worked in NSW hospitals

Man who allegedly pretended to be doctor worked in NSW hospitals for over a decade

By David Marchese

ABC News Australia

Wed 8 Mar 2017, 7:45am

A man is facing a $30,000 fine after allegedly masquerading as a doctor at New South Wales hospitals for more than a decade.

Key points:

  • Shyam Acharya is accused of stealing an Indian doctor’s identity before posing as a doctor in Australia
  • Mr Acharya worked in NSW from 2003 with only one complaint ever registered
  • NSW Health has defended the department’s recruitment practices

Shyam Acharya is accused of stealing a doctor’s name and medical qualifications while in India before moving to Australia and becoming a citizen.

To find work in Australia, he allegedly used fraudulent documents to gain registration with the Medical Council of New South Wales in 2003.

Mr Acharya worked at MANLY, HORNSBY, WYONG and GOSFORD hospitals under the name Sarang CHITALE up until 2014.

As a junior doctor, he was under the supervision of other clinicians and NSW Health ,said one clinical incident involving a team Mr Acharya worked in was reported.


Medical Council did not receive complaints

Medical Error Action Group founder Lorraine Long said it was unclear what work Mr Acharya had been carrying out.

“If he’s working in a hospital, what was he actually doing in the hospital?” she said.

“I mean he had to have been conducting medical procedures of some sort.

“You couldn’t work in a hospital for that long and … not do any procedure.    I find that hard to believe.”

However, NSW Health’s deputy secretary Karen Crawshaw said no complaints were received by the Medical Council of NSW or the Health Care Complaints Commission.

This is the NSW Ministry of Health’s excuse!  No complaints!