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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: ’Hundreds’ of other victims
Linda Millband, from Thompsons Solicitors, said: "There are an enormous number of people who have suffered through having the incorrect diagnosis
and have had totally erroneous treatment, and there are others who have been over-treated...
"Our case is not only against Mr Paterson, it is also against Spire Hospitals and the Heart of England Foundation Trust - and our allegations are
that neither of the hospital authorities took the necessary steps to protect our victims and clients."
Sir Ian said that while there had been colleagues of Paterson who tried to bring the matter to managers’ attention, there also had to be "a system of confidence
and good management of people so they know where to go and feel confident they can do so".
Spire Healthcare, which runs the hospitals at Little Aston
and Parkway, said: "What Mr Paterson did in our hospitals, in other private hospitals and in the NHS, absolutely should not have happened and today justice has been done.
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Police said some of his victims believed Paterson wanted to "play God" with their lives
and it is believed the surgeon may also have been driven by financial gain.
Paterson ’psychopathic like Shipman’
The seven-week trial heard the accounts of 10 victims - representing a sample of those Paterson treated - operated on between 1997
and 2011 at the privately-run Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands.