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Breast surgeon faces 21 charges of unlawfully wounding 11 patients

BMJ 2016; 532 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i343 (Published 19 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;532:i343
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Ian Paterson, the English breast surgeon accused of carrying out unnecessary or inappropriate operations on hundreds of women, now faces rare criminal charges of unlawfully wounding 11 of his patients.

Paterson, 58, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 18 January charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, contrary to section 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. The …

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