Ian Paterson, a breast surgeon, became well known in 2017 when he was convicted and sent to prison for carrying our needless breast surgeries on his patients. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Women who had been wronged by Mr Paterson successfully brought claims against him but further claims were prevented by a court order in 2018 that did not allow solicitors to make claims for victims who came forward later.
On 26/07/2021 the BBC reported that the position has now changed. The BBC confirmed that Spire Healthcare in the West Midlands has opened up a new compensation fund for victims of Mr Paterson who worked at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Independent Spire Parkway and Spire Little Aston. It is anticipated that he had 11,000 patients across all sites. Since 2018 a further 5,500 patients have been identified and Spire Healthcare have confirmed that their investigations are ongoing.
If you have been identified as a patient who was harmed by Mr Paterson or you think you were harmed by Mr Paterson and would like to discuss your concerns one of our specialist clinical negligence team would be pleased to hear from you.