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‘Liver branding’ surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

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    Image caption Simon Bramhall was sentenced for two charges of assault after admitting branding his patients’ livers

    A liver surgeon who branded his initials on the livers of two patients has been fined £10,000.

    Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to write his initials on the organs of the anaesthetised patients in 2013 while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    Bramhall, of Tarrington, Herefordshire, admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court.

    He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order.

    ‘Violated’

    Bramhall, 53, resigned from his job at the hospital in 2014 after another surgeon found “SB” branded on a failed donor liver, the court heard.

    The consultant pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating in December after prosecutors accepted his not guilty pleas to charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    Prosecutor Tony Badenoch QC said one of the two victims was left feeling “violated” and suffered ongoing psychological harm.

    The court heard the surgeon’s actions were a “naive and foolhardy” attempt to relieve tension in the operating theatre during transplant operations in February and August 2013.

    Acknowledging that Bramhall’s actions had not caused either patient’s new liver to fail, Mr Badenoch said: “This case is about his practice on two occasions, without the consent of the patient and for no clinical reason whatever, to burn his initials on to the surface of a newly-transplanted liver.”

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42663518

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42663518

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