The number of women known to have received negligent treatment at the hands of Mr Ian Paterson may not yet have reached its peak, as more people treated by the disgraced breast surgeon at other private hospitals come forward.
Mr Paterson is currently suspended by the General Medical Council following allegations he performed unnecessary or guideline-breaching breast surgery on men and women across the Midlands for over a decade.
Already numbering in their thousands, to date the victims of Ian Paterson’s negligence have been limited to those women treated at the NHS Heart of England Trust and Spire Healthcare hospitals across the Midlands.
However, Thompsons’ clinical negligence specialists are now acting on behalf of a number of women who were treated by Mr Paterson at BMI The Priory, Edgbaston.
Linda Millband, National Practice Lead for clinical negligence at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “We are already representing over 400 clients who were treated by Mr Paterson at either the NHS Heart of England Trust or by Spire Healthcare, but we’re now working with patients from other private hospitals too.
“Most notably these women were treated by Mr Paterson at BMI The Priory in Edgbaston. It’s not yet known when the BMI group intends to conduct a full, formal recall of Mr Paterson’s former patients, however we urge any women who were treated at The Priory to come forward and seek legal guidance and medical support now.”
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