Paterson victims - Debbie Douglas - The Solihull Observer

Paterson victims - Debbie Douglas

Solihull Editorial 5th May, 2017   0

Victim Debbie Douglas underwent at unnecessary mastectomy and chemotherapy at the hands of Paterson.

Speaking to the BBC after the verdict she said he should spend a long time in jail for what he has done.

“I told everybody I had the best consultant, that I was lucky to be in Spire and Bupa and private medical cover so that I could get in straight away and get treated.

“And then all those years down the line I find that all of that has been betrayed and I’ve been left physically damaged.

“I feel like I’ve been mutilated. I thought my scars were a badge of honour. Now I find he has mutilated me and I have been through all of this for nothing.

“It’s not just the physical damage – it’s the psychological damage.

“I know ladies who phone me every night and say ‘I can’t sleep’ – they pray that justice is done and justice is served, because they can’t go outside their house.

“They’ve had years of mental anguish.

“Thank God justice has been done.”

Debbie added that, unlike many of Paterson’s victims, she did have cancer, but that she should have had a small operation and not a full mastectomy or chemotherapy.

“I was insured by my company so I was literally a licence for him to print money – it was a money-making machine for him,” she said.

“He also did have a God complex where he tells you he’s cured you.”

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