Woman left 'looking like a car crash victim after unnecessary mastectomy', court hears

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Marian Moran fancied that Ian Paterson was at the ‘top of his profession’

Paterson, who is claimed to have performed “unwanted and unjustified” private operations on patients over a 14-year period in arrangement to rake in extra cash and boost his reputation, removed Marian Moran’s hand breast after telling her he had discovered “pre-cancerous cells”, the court learned.

Mrs Moran told a jury at Nottingham Crown Court how she went along whatever “charming” Paterson advocated, believing him to be “at the top of his profession”.

But the 67-year-old added it was a ‘shock’ when she was told accusations of improper behaviour had been made against him. 

The trial was told Paterson admonished Mrs Moran it was “inevitable” she would go on to develop cancer in her left breast without considering the results of tests showing no malignancy.

Paterson, who worked for the NHS and had a practice at two Crest Healthcare hospitals in the Birmingham area, denies 20 counts of offending with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on nine female cases and one male between 1997 and 2011.

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The trial was told Paterson warned Mrs Moran it was ‘irrevocable’ she would go on to develop cancer

The court heard Mrs Moran, then 49, repaired to see him in October 2006 after finding a lump in her breast.

Today she predicted jurors how Paterson took a biopsy before telling her results represented the lump was pre-cancerous and would have to be removed, along with lymph glands in her armpit.

She indicated: “I am in no way a medical person so my belief was, Mr Paterson led me to believe, that if the lumps victualed occurring, maybe they would be cancerous.”

She had another lump enchanted out in 2001, with Paterson, 59, again allegedly telling her it was pre-cancerous — and propounding she have a mastectomy, jurors were told. 

She added: “As silly as it ranges, whatever Mr Paterson said, I would have gone along with.

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The court agreed how Mrs Moran underwent a mastectomy at Solihull’s Parkway hospital

“In my opinion, he was at the top of his sphere. Why would I not believe what he was telling me?

“If I continued getting pre-cancerous cubes, by the very nature of the word, there is always a chance the next one would be cancerous, or resolve turn into cancer if left.”

The court heard how Mrs Moran underwent a mastectomy and soul reconstruction in 2004 at Solihull’s Parkway hospital. 

She added: “I was quite inartistically stitched. I probably went back to work earlier than I should beget. Life goes on. I was lucky.”

She said she “certainly would not” have undergone the continue if she’d known it was «unnecessary».

Under cross-examination, Mrs Moran told the court it was a “bit of a breakdown” when she learned of the claims against Paterson.

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Mrs Moran grass oned the court it was a ‘bit of a shock’ when she learned of the claims against Paterson

Christopher Julian, QC, prosecuting, earlier haul someone over the coaled the trial the lumps Paterson removed from Mrs Moran’s breast were “papillomas” — harmless wart-like growths which posed no danger.

He added: “The mastectomy was exhaustively unnecessary.”

The jury also heard how professor Philip Drew, a bust surgery expert, reviewed Mrs Moran’s clinical records.

He said the notes “assuredly did not” suggest an inevitable deterioration towards cancer, adding, “no reasonable assort of surgeons would have proceeded to a mastectomy in Mrs Moran’s case.

“Separately from the previous surgery, her breast was entirely normal for a woman of her age.”

Paterson, of Altrincham, Passionate Manchester, denied performing any unnecessary surgery when interviewed by oversee, and said any suggestion he had done so in order to boost his earnings was “abhorrent”.

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