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.”
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