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Group claim against breast surgeon Ian Paterson

If you were injured by former breast surgeon Ian Paterson you may be able to claim compensation

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If you were harmed by the actions of former breast surgeon Ian Paterson we may be able to help you to bring a claim for compensation.

Many people are only now being informed by private medical providers and NHS Trusts that they may have undergone unnecessary surgical procedures and are understandably shocked and horrified by these disclosures.

Paterson is now in prison, having been found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding in 2017. He was employed by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which has since been taken over by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. He also had practising privileges at private hospitals Spire Parkway in Solihull near Coventry, and Spire Little Aston in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham.

An independent inquiry looking into the Paterson case reported in February 2020 and highlighted a number of recommendations relating to:

  • information to patients
  • consent
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings
  • patient recall and ongoing care for all of Paterson’s patients by the NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare.

The report criticised Spire Healthcare for failing to contact all patients who had been affected by Paterson’s actions.

While a number of patients received compensation from Spire Healthcare following Paterson’s conviction and imprisonment a report in the Independent on 11th April 2021 has identified the presence of an agreement between the healthcare company and 40 law firms that prevents new victims of the rogue surgeon from bringing claims for compensation.

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If you are one of hundreds of women who were falsely told that you had breast cancer, or had invasive surgical operations that were not needed, you may able to seek compensation. Call us today on 020 7650 1200 or complete our form.

Complete our short form

Complete our short form to register your interest in joining the group claim against breast surgeon Ian Paterson. Please send us any documents that might be relevant, eg hospital letters. 

We treat all personal data in accordance with our privacy policy.

After you have completed our short form a member of our legal team will be in touch with you to discuss your claim further. 

We will send you any updates we have regarding your claim and the legal proceedings. You can get in touch a member of our team whenever you like using the contact details below.

Call: 020 7650 1200

Breast cancer specialist lawyer Maria Panteli represents women who were operated on by Ian Paterson and recognises that many women feel exhausted and worn down by the prospect of legal action.

For women who feel that they want to explore legal action we are here to help you take the first step.

Get in touch today by calling 020 7650 1200.

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Maria Panteli
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Maria Panteli

Specialist medical negligence claims lawyer with particular interest in missed cancer claims.