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Ian Paterson - independent enquiry to be published 4th February 2020

Ian Paterson - independent enquiry to be published 4th February 2020

West Midlands police have requested that Senior Coroner Louise Hunt and the Area Coroner for Solihull, Emma Brown review a ‘random selection’ of 23 cases where people have died from breast cancer.

Jailed surgeon Ian Patterson who worked and treated hundreds of patients in the private sector at Little Aston and Parkway Hospitals in the West Midlands run by Spire Health Care and at the NHS Solihull hospitals was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent and jailed for 20 years in April 2017 for carrying out unnecessary operations and procedures leaving patients in fear and anxiety.

Many have since died. An independent enquiry into how his criminal activities went undiscovered was held and is due to be published on 4th February 2020.

The preliminary investigation is to identify whether there is any evidence that gives reason to suspect any other former patients of Mr Paterson have died an unnatural death as a result of his potentially substandard treatment. This investigation will take some time due to the volume of patients and complexity of the cases. The police are trying to locate the families of those selected and naturally it is going to cause anxiety for many of them, as the process will be lengthy and detailed and take time due to the following up of patients and complexity of the cases.

The Medical Negligence team at Alsters Kelley Solicitors acted for many of Mr Patterson’s former patients securing thousands in compensation. If you think you might be affected in any way, please contact Kiran Jalota, Head of Medical Negligence & Personal Injury or any of the team for an informal discussion on 01926 356056. Alternatively, please email: kiran.jalota@alsterskelley.com

 

 


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