A doctor who wanted to earn a lot of money, told women that they had breast cancer and cut off their breasts, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, the breast surgeon who carried out wholly unnecessary procedures, often including radical surgery, on nine women and a man, has been convicted of malicious wounding following a trial at the Nottingham Crown Court.
Ian Paterson, 59, carried out the surgeries while working in private practice in the West Midlands.
In most cases, he told the victims they were at risk of developing breast cancer when in fact the procedures were not necessary.
Some victims underwent multiple surgical procedures for which there was no clinical basis.
The trial heard evidence from the nine women and one man who described the physical and…