The surgeon who branded his initials onto his patients’ livers during transplant operations has been condemned to a 12-month village sequence and fined £10,000.
Consultant surgeon Simon Bramhall was condemned at Birmingham Crown Court currently after he certified assaulting two unconcious patients.
Bramhall used an argon lamp appurtenance to ‘write’ on the viscera of two drugged victims in Feb and Aug 2013 while operative at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The 53-year-old certified two depends of attack by beating last month after prosecutors supposed his not guilty pleas to charges of attack occasioning tangible corporeal harm.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) pronounced Bramhall noted his initials on the patients’ livers but their agree ‘for no clinical reason’ using a medical instrument designed to seal draining blood vessels.
After Bramhall’s pleas were entered, prosecutor Tony Badenoch QC described the case as ‘without authorised fashion in rapist law’ and pronounced the offences were committed in the participation of medical colleagues.
Addressing the progressing justice hearing, Mr Badenoch said: ‘This has been a rarely surprising and formidable case, both within the consultant medical testimony served by both sides and in law.
‘The pleas of guilty now entered represent an acceptance that that which he did was not just ethically wrong but criminally wrong.’
The corruption of attack by beating was brought against the consultant surgeon to simulate the act of imprinting the liver and there is no idea he was obliged for physically ‘beating’ possibly patient.
The charges were brought some-more than 3 years after Bramhall was dangling by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Medical experts have formerly pronounced that the ‘burning’ of viscera using the argon lamp routine would not have caused repairs to health or influenced clincial outcomes for patients.
Bramhall, who quiescent from his post at the Queen Elizabeth in May 2014 and went on to work at another health trust, was condemned by Judge Paul Farrer QC.