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“Monster” Breast Surgeon Gets 15 Years’ Jail After Unnecessarily Mutilating Women

“He had my complete trust and I believed what he said”

In one of the most shocking scandals the British health industry has ever seen, UK breast cancer surgeon Dr Ian Paterson has been sentenced to 15 years’ jail for carrying out “extensive, life-changing operations for no medically justifiable reason.”

He was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding last month.

Dr Paterson led perfectly healthy women, and at least one man, to believe they had breast cancer and needed to undergo surgery – all of which was completely untrue.

10 victims stood trial – nine women and one man – but now that the case has closed over 500 of the rogue surgeon’s patients are seeking compensation, the Guardian reports.

“His actions sicken me – I think he’s a monster,” Carole Johnson, who was needlessly operated on five times by Dr Paterson, told The Sun outside court. “I do not think I can find it within my heart to ever forgive him.”

Another victim, Patricia Welch, told The Sun: “He had my complete trust and I believed what he said. When I looked in the mirror I saw someone who survived cancer.”

“Now, when I look in the mirror I see a victim of Ian Paterson, who took away part of being a woman. No prison sentence would ever compensate for what myself and the others have gone through.”

It’s unclear what drove Dr Paterson to commit the grotesque crimes. Now, his victims are calling for a public inquiry into how this was allowed to go on for so long – and for his “co-conspirators” to be called out.

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