MORE patients of disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson – who was jailed in 2017 following reviews of his treatment – have spoken of their concern after receiving letters offering a review of their care.
Specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have been contacted by worried patients who years previously underwent breast operations. However, it was established that they had non-cancerous growths.
They include a woman who had a lump removed as a 17-year-old.
Paterson performed surgery on a woman at Solihull Hospital, which at the time was part of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. It is now part of University Birmingham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The women, mainly from Birmingham, recently received letters following the publication of a long-awaited report into the conduct of Paterson, who was jailed for 20 years in 2017.
Private healthcare provider Spire is now also writing to 5,500 former patients of Paterson’s. He worked at both Spire Parkway, Solihull, and Spire Little Aston in Birmingham.