Surgeon Ian Paterson was declared guilty of 17 charges of hurt with the intent of causing severe corporal damages and 3 charges of illegal wounds by a Nottingham jury. Paterson lied to his patients regarding the necessity of operations with the purpose of profiting from them. Using patients’ fears regarding their conditions and possibility of developing cancer, Paterson convinced them into submitting themselves to more operations than necessary. Paterson was doing these types of operations since 1997 until 2011. Paterson was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Great Britain.
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